A Brief History of Russia

A Brief History of Russia

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
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.

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A comprehensive guide to the history and culture of Russia.

The history of Russia, the world's largest nation from its early beginnings in the ninth century when Rurik, a Varangian king, established the first Russian state near Kiev, to the current presidency of Vladimir Putin is extensive and fascinating.

Detailing the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure, A Brief History of Russia provides a comprehensive and accessible account of this vast country's history. A chronology, bibliography, suggested reading, and other helpful features enrich this invaluable book.

Coverage includes:
  • The conquest and rule of Russia by the Mongol Golden Horde
  • The reign of terror by Ivan the Terrible
  • The start of modernization under Peter the Great
  • The rise to the center of European power under Catherine the Great
  • The Russian Revolution and the emergence of the superpower Soviet Union
  • The disintegration of the Soviet Union
  • Vladimin Putin's terms as president and his plans for the country's future.


Baker
& Taylor

This history of Russia from its early beginnings in the ninth century to the current presidency of Vladimir Putin details the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure. Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York, NY : Checkmark Books, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780816071135
0816071136
Branch Call Number: 947 Kort 2008
Characteristics: xxiii, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm

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