Drawing on documentation only recently made available in the West, this extensively revised and updated edition reflects current views, in Russia and abroad, on the country's past as it approaches the new millennium....
|Title||:||The Making of Modern Russia|
|Number of Pages||:||336 Pages|
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The Making of Modern Russia Reviews
I thought this got stronger in the second half. It was hard for me to stick with it at first. One criticism I have is that the Romanovs almost vanish from the story. He mentions their being killed but they are otherwise absent presences. I wonder whether he simply likes post-revolutionary Russia better but I did find it stronger. It was re-written after 1991 but is still dated. Worth reading.
This tome is pretty heavy going - and does expect a certain knowledge of political science - but as a comprehensive summary of hundreds of years of Russian and Soviet history, I'm sure it can't be beaten. Even allows for the odd moment of humour (though not many during the Stalin years...) However, the Third Edition finishes just as the CIS comes into existence, so a more updated version may be needed or is perhaps already out there?