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 We shall be masters

We shall be masters
Russian pivots to East Asia from Peter the Great to Putin

  • ISBN: 9780674292147
  • Editorial: Harvard University Press
  • Lugar de la edición: Cambridge (MSS). Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 24 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 384
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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Ever since Peter the Great, Russian leaders have been lured by the promise of the East. But from the tsars to Stalin and beyond, Russia's ambitions have repeatedly outstripped its capacity. In We Shall Be Masters, Chris Miller explores why these expansionist dreams so often ended in disappointment. With the heart of the nation in the European borderlands, Russia's would-be pioneers struggled to maintain public interest in their far-flung pursuits. But its leaders never stopped setting their sights on the riches of the East. Today, as Vladimir Putin seeks to cement his strategic partnership with Xi Jinping's China, the East remains as elusive and attractive to Russia as ever-and is likely to be as unattainable.

Introduction: Only a short distance away: Russia's arrival on the Pacific Coast
Lord of Alaska: Tsar Alexander I's transpacific empire
Russian control will be guaranteed forever: Nikolai Muravev and the conquest of the Pacific Coast
We can repeat the exploits of Cortez: expansion and retreat in China's Central Asian borderlands
Tightening the bonds between us: Sergei Witte and the Trans-Siberian Railway
a Mecca for the East: the Bolshevik Revolution in China
We must have our hands free: Stalin's drive for hegemony in East Asia
The great hope of humankind: soft-power socialism in Asia
Perestroika and the Pacific: Mikhail Gorbachev's opening to Asia
Conclusion: Heir to the empire of Genghis Khan: Vladimir Putin's pivot to Asia


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