A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End by Peter Kenez

By Peter Kenez

An exam of political, social and cultural advancements within the Soviet Union. The booklet identifies the social tensions and political inconsistencies that spurred radical swap within the govt of Russia, from the flip of the century to the revolution of 1917. Kenez envisions that revolution as a trouble of authority that posed the query, 'Who shall govern Russia?' this question was once resolved with the construction of the Soviet Union. Kenez lines the advance of the Soviet Union from the Revolution, during the Twenties, the years of the recent financial rules and into the Stalinist order. He indicates how post-Stalin Soviet leaders struggled to discover how one can rule the rustic with no utilizing Stalin's tools but in addition with out overtly repudiating the previous, and to barter a calm yet antipathetic coexistence with the capitalist West. during this moment version, he additionally examines the post-Soviet interval, tracing Russia's improvement as much as the time of publication.

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