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Author Kort, Michael, 1944-

Title A brief history of Russia / Michael Kort
Published New York : Facts On File, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 310 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Brief history
Brief history.
Contents 1. Before the Russians: Kievan Rus, and Muscovite Russia (Tenth Century B.C.E.-1462 C.E.) -- 2. Independence and Unification: The Last Rurikids to the First Romanovs (1462-1694) -- 3. Imperial Russia: The Eras of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great (1694-1801) -- 4. The Nineteenth-Century Crisis: The Mystic and the Knout (1801-1855) -- 5. Reform, Reaction, and Revolution (1855-1917) -- 6. The Golden and Silver Ages: Russian Cultural Achievement from Pushkin to World War I (1820-1917) -- 7. Soviet Russia: Utopian Dreams and Dystopian Realities (1917-1953) -- 8. Soviet Russia: Reform, Decline, and Collapse (1953-1991) -- 9. Post-Soviet Russia: Yeltsin and Putin (1991-2008) -- 10. Conclusion: The Russian Riddle
Summary Provides an overview of Russia, from its early beginnings in the ninth century to the current presidency of Vladimir Putin, detailing the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-287) and index
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Subject Russia (Federation) -- History.
USSR -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0816071128 (print)
143810829X (electronic bk.)
9780816071128 (print)
9781438108292 (electronic bk.)