The Soviet Colossus: History of the U. S. S. R.

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"The Soviet Colossus: A History of the USSR" is an introduction to twentieth-century Soviet history within the context of Russian history as a whole. Kort begins by showing how and why the Tsar developed powerful centralized institutions that undermined the political, civil, and economic freedoms of the Russian people. He then goes on to explain how the Bolsheviks' attempt to build socialism in a backward country produced the strong centralized bureaucracy characteristic of the Soviet Union today. The second edition, ...

The Soviet Colossus: History of the U. S. S. R. 1991, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415075886

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