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Publication Date: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Dziewanowski, M. K.
Based on five successful editions ofA History of Soviet Russia and Its Aftermath,the complexities and paradoxes of the new Russia are explored in a new edition:Russia in the Twentieth Century,incorporating the entire saga of this important nation from 1894 to the present. Emphasizing the significance of unresolved ethnic and cultural issues, coupled with unresolved political and socioeconomic problems,Russia in the Twentieth Centurybegins with a historical narrative of the rule of the last monarch, Nicholas II, spans the 74 years of Communist rule, and concludes at the start of the twenty-first century, with the attempt to reform the core of the former Soviet Union in the form of a Russian Federation. As with previous editions, the text is accompanied by numerous maps, photos, tables, and an updated suggested reading list. Topics include: The last phase of the Tsarist Empire and its downfall The years 1894-1917 and the Russian Revolution Analysis of the Communist experiment and its impact on the rest of the world The failure of Mikhail Gorbachev to save the Soviet regime in 1991 NEW--The attempts of Boris Yeltsin and Vladmir Putin to build the Russian Federation by implementing democratic and capitalist principles.Dziewanowski, M. K. is the author of 'Russia in the Twentieth Century', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130978523 and ISBN 0130978523.
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