Russia Paperback / softback
Over the past century alone, Russia has lived through great achievements and deepest misery; mass heroism and mass crime; over-blown ambition and near-hopeless despair - always emerging with its sovereignty and its fiercely independent spirit intact. In this book, leading Russia scholar Dmitri Trenin accompanies readers on Russia's rollercoaster journey from revolution to post-war devastation, perestroika to Putin's stabilization of post-Communist Russia.
Explaining the causes and the meaning of the numerous twists and turns in contemporary Russian history, he offers a vivid insider's view of a country through one of its most trying and often tragic periods.
Today, he cautions, Russia stands at a turning point - politically, economically and socially - its situation strikingly reminiscent of the Russian Empire in its final years.
For the Russian Federation to avoid a similar demise, it must learn the lessons of its own history.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 200 pages
- Publisher: Polity Press
- Publication Date: 28/06/2019
- Category: Politics & government
- ISBN: 9781509527670
- Hardback from £40.15