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By Peter Kenez

This concise but accomplished textbook examines political, social, and cultural advancements within the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet interval. It starts through picking the social tensions and political inconsistencies that spurred radical swap in Russia's executive, from the flip of the century to the revolution of 1917. Peter Kenez provides this revolution as a challenge of authority that the construction of the Soviet Union resolved. The textual content lines the development of the Soviet Union throughout the Nineteen Twenties, the years of the recent monetary rules, and into the Stalinist order. It illustrates how post-Stalin Soviet leaders struggled to discover how you can rule the rustic with out utilizing Stalin's tools - but in addition with out overtly repudiating the prior - and to barter a relaxed yet antipathetic coexistence with the capitalist West. This up to date 3rd variation comprises significant new fabric, discussing the demanding situations Russia at present faces within the period of Putin.

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