By Robert Service
Russia had a unprecedented 20th century, present process upheaval and transformation. Updating his acclaimed History of contemporary Russia, Robert carrier presents a wide ranging point of view on a rustic whose Soviet earlier encompassed revolution, civil conflict, mass terror, and global wars. He exhibits how seven many years of communist rule, which penetrated each point of Soviet lifestyles, proceed to persuade Russia at the present time. This re-creation takes the tale from 2002 throughout the whole presidency of Vladimir Putin to the election of his successor, Dmitri Medvedev.
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