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By Peter Kenez

An exam of political, social and cultural advancements within the Soviet Union. The publication 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 problem of authority that posed the query, 'Who shall govern Russia?' this query was once resolved with the production of the Soviet Union. Kenez strains the improvement of the Soviet Union from the Revolution, throughout the Nineteen Twenties, the years of the hot financial guidelines and into the Stalinist order. He exhibits how post-Stalin Soviet leaders struggled to discover how you can rule the rustic with no utilizing Stalin's tools but additionally with out overtly repudiating the prior, and to barter a relaxed yet antipathetic coexistence with the capitalist West. during this moment variation, he additionally examines the post-Soviet interval, tracing Russia's improvement as much as the time of publication.

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