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By Peter Kenez

This concise but finished textbook examines political, social, and cultural advancements within the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet interval. It starts by means of deciding upon the social tensions and political inconsistencies that spurred radical switch in Russia's govt, from the flip of the century to the revolution of 1917. Peter Kenez offers this revolution as a predicament of authority that the construction of the Soviet Union resolved. The textual content strains the growth of the Soviet Union during the Twenties, the years of the hot fiscal guidelines, and into the Stalinist order. It illustrates how post-Stalin Soviet leaders struggled to discover how one can rule the rustic with no utilizing Stalin's tools - but in addition with out brazenly repudiating the prior - and to barter a relaxed yet antipathetic coexistence with the capitalist West. This up to date 3rd version contains immense new fabric, discussing the demanding situations Russia at the moment faces within the period of Putin.

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