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A Brief History of Russia

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, establi… (See Below for Full Description)
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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.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-7113-5
ISBN-10 816071136
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Brief History
Author Michael Kort
Publication Date 6/1/2008
Book's Binding Paperback
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Specifications 44 black-and-white photographs. 6 maps. Index. Bibliography. Suggested reading. Chronology. Basic facts. Sidebars.
Available Formats Print

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