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Author McDaniel, Tim.

Title The Agony of the Russian Idea
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (212 pages)
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Summary Boris Yeltsin's attempts at democratic reform have plunged a long troubled Russia even further into turmoil. This dramatic break with the Soviet past has left Russia politically fragmented and riddled with corruption, its people with little hope for the future. In a fascinating account for anyone interested in Russia's current political struggles, Tim McDaniel explores the inability of all its leaders over the last two centuries--tsars and Communist rulers alike--to create the foundations of a viable modern society. The problem then and now, he argues, is rooted in a cultural trap endemic to R
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Subject Communism -- Soviet Union.
Political culture -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
Post-communism -- Russia (Federation)
Public opinion -- Russia (Federation)
Russia (Federation) -- Civilization -- Public opinion.
USSR -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400822157 (electronic bk.)
9781400822157 (electronic bk.)