A Concise History of Russia (Cambridge Concise Histories) by Paul Bushkovitch

By Paul Bushkovitch

obtainable to scholars, travelers and basic readers alike, this publication offers a large review of Russian heritage because the 9th century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the large adjustments within the figuring out of Russian background due to the tip of the Soviet Union in 1991. due to the fact then, new fabric has come to gentle at the heritage of the Soviet period, supplying new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary earlier. The e-book strains not just the political heritage of Russia, but additionally advancements in its literature, artwork and technological know-how. Bushkovitch describes recognized cultural figures, comparable to Chekhov, Tolstoy and Mendeleev, of their institutional and ancient contexts. although the 1917 revolution, the ensuing Soviet procedure and the chilly warfare have been an important a part of Russian and international heritage, Bushkovitch offers previous advancements as greater than only a prelude to Bolshevik power.

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