The Russian Moment in World History


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Is Russian history one big inevitable failure? The Soviet Union's demise and Russia's ensuing troubles have led many to wonder. But this is to look through a skewed prism indeed. In this provocative and elegantly written short history of Russia, Marshall Poe takes us well beyond the Soviet haze deep into the nation's fascinating--not at all inevitable, and in key respects remarkably successful--past. Tracing Russia's course from its beginnings to the present day, Poe shows that Russia was the only non-Western power to ...

The Russian Moment in World History 2006, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691126067

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The Russian Moment in World History 2003, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691116129