- ISBN: 9781509527670
- Editorial: Polity Press
- Fecha de la edición: 2019
- Lugar de la edición: Cambridge. Reino Unido
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 17 cm
- Nº Pág.: 212
- Idiomas: Español
Over the past century alone, Russia has lived through great achievements and deepest misery; mass heroism and mass crime; over-blown ambition and near-hopeless despair – always emerging with its sovereignty and its fiercely independent spirit intact.
In this book, leading Russia scholar Dmitri Trenin accompanies readers on Russia’s rollercoaster journey from revolution to post-war devastation, perestroika to Putin’s stabilization of post-Communist Russia. Explaining the causes and the meaning of the numerous twists and turns in contemporary Russian history, he offers a vivid insider’s view of a country through one of its most trying and often tragic periods. Today, he cautions, Russia stands at a turning point – politically, economically and socially – its situation strikingly reminiscent of the Russian Empire in its final years. For the Russian Federation to avoid a similar demise, it must learn the lessons of its own history.
Chapter One: Revolutionary Upheaval (1900-1920)
Chapter Two: The Rise of the Soviet State (1921-1938)
Chapter Three: The War and its Aftermath (1939-1952)
Chapter Four: Mature Socialism and its Stagnation (1953-1984)
Chapter Five: Democratic Upheaval (1985-1999)
Chapter Six: From Stability to Uncertainty (2000-2018)