The Awakening of the Soviet Union

The Awakening of the Soviet Union
A Book

by Geoffrey A. Hosking

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9780674055513
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discusses the background behind the sweeping reforms in the Soviet Union, describes issues that must still be resolved, and suggests future directions for change

The Awakening of Asia

The Awakening of Asia
Selected Essays

by Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 77
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rulers and Victims

Rulers and Victims
The Russians in the Soviet Union

by Geoffrey A. Hosking,Emeritus Professor of Russian History Geoffrey Hosking

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN : 9780674021785
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many westerners used to call the Soviet Union "Russia." Russians too regarded it as their country, but that did not mean they were entirely happy with it. In the end, in fact, Russia actually destroyed the Soviet Union. How did this happen, and what kind of Russia emerged? In this illuminating book, Geoffrey Hosking explores what the Soviet experience meant for Russians. One of the keys lies in messianism--the idea rooted in Russian Orthodoxy that the Russians were a "chosen people." The communists reshaped this notion into messianic socialism, in which the Soviet order would lead the world in a new direction. Neither vision, however, fit the "community spirit" of the Russian people, and the resulting clash defined the Soviet world. Hosking analyzes how the Soviet state molded Russian identity, beginning with the impact of the Bolshevik Revolution and civil war. He discusses the severe dislocations resulting from collectivization and industrialization; the relationship between ethnic Russians and other Soviet peoples; the dramatic effects of World War II on ideas of homeland and patriotism; the separation of "Russian" and "Soviet" culture; leadership and the cult of personality; and the importance of technology in the Soviet world view. At the heart of this penetrating work is the fundamental question of what happens to a people who place their nationhood at the service of empire. There is no surer guide than Geoffrey Hosking to reveal the historical forces forging Russian identity in the post-communist world.

Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse?: Understanding Historical Change

Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse?: Understanding Historical Change
Understanding Historical Change

by Robert Strayer

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-06-16
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1315503964
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Taking the Soviet collapse - the most cataclysmic event of the recent past - as a case study, this text engages students in the exercise of historical analysis, interpretation and explanation. In exploring the question posed by the title, the author introduces and applies such organizing concepts as great power conflict, imperial decline, revolution, ethnic conflict, colonialism, economic development, totalitarian ideology, and transition to democracy in a most accessible way. Questions and controversies, and extracts from documentary and literary sources, anchor the text at key points. This book is intended for use in history and political science courses on the Soviet Union or more generally on the 20th century.

The Collapse of the Soviet Union, 1985-1991

The Collapse of the Soviet Union, 1985-1991
A Book

by David R. Marples

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-09-17
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1317869982
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why did the Soviet Union collapse in 1991? The collapse of the Soviet Union has widely been seen as the result of the arms race and Cold War, and the failure of the Soviet side to keep pace with new technology. This book argues that the disintegration was mainly a result of two interrelated factors: the rise of the Soviet national republics, and the manipulation of the new Russian presidency by Boris Yeltsin in what became a direct power struggle between Yeltsin and the Soviet leader, Gorbachev. Written in a clear and accessible manner, the book provides: an explanation of how the national question came to dominate Soviet politics by 1990-1 analysis of the economic crisis that occurred in the late 1980s a chapter devoted to the year 1991, from the referendum to reform the Soviet Union to the unforeseen dissolution of the country by December a discussion of the personalities of and political confrontation between the two key statesman: Gorbachev and Yeltsin Also containing a Chronology, Glossary and Who's Who of key figures, The Collapse of the Soviet Union is essential reading for students of twentieth century European history.

Awakening the Soviet Political Giant

Awakening the Soviet Political Giant
Gorbachev, the Congress of People's Deputies, and the Democratization of the Soviet Union

by Adam Mark Scheinman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union

The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union
A Book

by Professor of Russian and Foreign Policy Richard Sakwa,Richard Sakwa

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2005-08-17
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1134806027
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Through sources and documents, The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union by Richard Sakwa places the Soviet experience in historical and comparative context. The author introduces each source in this volume fully and provides commentary and analysis. Using eye-witness accounts, official documents and new materials which have just come to light, Richard Sakwa gives an historical overview of the Soviet Union from the revolution of 1906 to the fall of the regime.

The Disintegration of the Soviet Union

The Disintegration of the Soviet Union
A Study in the Rise and Triumph of Nationalism

by B. Fowkes

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 1996-11-04
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 0230377467
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book tells the dramatic story of the unexpected disintegration of the Soviet Union. The author draws on a wide range of sources to illustrate the growth of national awareness among the many subject peoples, partly promoted by the actions of the communists themselves. He concludes that, the efforts of Mikhail Gorbachev to reform the state he initially controlled, undermined and eventually destroyed the mechanisms that held the non-Russians in check.

Leaders of Russia and the Soviet Union

Leaders of Russia and the Soviet Union
From the Romanov Dynasty to Vladimir Putin

by John Paxton

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-08-21
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1135456976
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This reference work surveys the leaders of Russia and the Soviet Union- from Michael, the first Romanov tsar in 1613, through the creation and dissolution of the Soviet Union, to the present day President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. Chronologically arranged, these biographies paint a thorough yet succinct portrait of 30 leaders including discussion about the family and education of each ruler, important legislation, events, and wars under each leader's rule; and each leader's achievements and impact on Russia or the Soviet Union.

What Happened to the Soviet Union?

What Happened to the Soviet Union?
How and why American Sovietologists Were Caught by Surprise

by Christopher I. Xenakis

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : 9780275975272
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Xenakis examines the responses of Soviet experts in American academia--primarily political scientists, but also economists and defense scholars who specialized in the USSR--to the unfolding evidence of Soviet reform during the 1970s and 1980s and to its ultimate collapse. Particularly important for what the work suggests about the relationships between government support and the academic community and the limits of independent thought and analysis.

Building Communism and Policing Deviance in the Soviet Union

Building Communism and Policing Deviance in the Soviet Union
Residential Childcare, 1958–91

by Mirjam Galley

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-12-30
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 1000335445
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines, through a detailed study of Soviet residential childcare homes and boarding schools, the much wider issues of Soviet policies towards deviance, social norms, repression, and social control. It reveals how through targeting children whose parents could not or did not take care of them, as well as children with disabilities, the system disproportionately involved children from socially marginal and poor families. It highlights how the system aimed to raise these children from the margins of society and transform them into healthy, happy, useful Soviet citizens, imbued with socialist values. The book also outlines how the system fitted in to Khrushchev’s reforms and social order policies, where the emphasis was on monitoring and controlling society without the recourse to direct repression and terror, and how continuity with this period was maintained even as the rest of Soviet society changed significantly.

A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End

A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End
A Book

by Peter Kenez

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2006-05-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1139451022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An examination of political, social and cultural developments in the Soviet Union. The book identifies the social tensions and political inconsistencies that spurred radical change in the government of Russia, from the turn of the century to the revolution of 1917. Kenez envisions that revolution as a crisis of authority that posed the question, 'Who shall govern Russia?' This question was resolved with the creation of the Soviet Union. Kenez traces the development of the Soviet Union from the Revolution, through the 1920s, the years of the New Economic Policies and into the Stalinist order. He shows how post-Stalin Soviet leaders struggled to find ways to rule the country without using Stalin's methods but also without openly repudiating the past, and to negotiate a peaceful but antipathetic coexistence with the capitalist West. In this second edition, he also examines the post-Soviet period, tracing Russia's development up to the time of publication.

A History of the Soviet Union From the Beginning to Its Legacy

A History of the Soviet Union From the Beginning to Its Legacy
A Book

by Peter Kenez

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2016-10-31
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : 1107141052
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This concise yet comprehensive textbook examines political, social, and cultural developments in the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet period. It begins by identifying the social tensions and political inconsistencies that spurred radical change in Russia's government, from the turn of the century to the revolution of 1917. Peter Kenez presents this revolution as a crisis of authority that the creation of the Soviet Union resolved. The text traces the progress of the Soviet Union through the 1920s, the years of the New Economic Policies, and into the Stalinist order. It illustrates how post-Stalin Soviet leaders struggled to find ways to rule the country without using Stalin's methods - but also without openly repudiating the past - and to negotiate a peaceful but antipathetic coexistence with the capitalist West. This updated third edition includes substantial new material, discussing the challenges Russia currently faces in the era of Putin.

Russia and the Soviet Union

Russia and the Soviet Union
An Historical Introduction from the Kievan State to the Present

by John M. Thompson

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2011-05
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN : 1459614291
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This lucid account of Russian and Soviet history presents major trends and events from ancient Kievan Rus' to Vladimir Putin's presidency of the twenty-first century. Now thoroughly revised and updated, Russia and the Soviet Union addresses controversial topics, including the impact of the Mongol conquest, the paradoxes of Peter the Great, the ''inevitability'' of the 1917 Revolution, the Stalinist terror, and the Gorbachev reform effort. The sixth edition includes a new chapter on Vladimir Putin, additional treatment of social and foreign policy issues, and an updated chapter on post-Soviet Russia and the Yeltsin era. Distinguished by its brevity and amply supplemented with useful maps, illustrations, photos, and suggested readings, this essential text provides balanced coverage of all periods of Russian history and incorporates economic, social, and cultural developments as well as politics and foreign policy.

The Former Soviet Union in Transition

The Former Soviet Union in Transition
Study Papers

by États-Unis. Congress. Joint economic committee,United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 1187
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Former Soviet Union in Transition

The Former Soviet Union in Transition
A Book

by John P. Hardt,Richard F. Kaufman

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-09-16
  • Pages : 1060
  • ISBN : 1315484277
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This edition of the Joint Economic Committee's 1993 reports on the economies of the ex-Soviet states tracks the Soviet and post-Soviet economic reform efforts, and looks at issues such as integration and developments.

Reinterpreting the End of the Cold War

Reinterpreting the End of the Cold War
Issues, Interpretations, Periodizations

by Silvio Pons,Federico Romero

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-08-28
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1317531507
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the activities of individuals, organizations, and nations increasingly occur in cyberspace, the security of those activities is becoming a growing concern. Political, economic and military leaders must manage and reduce the level of risk associated with threats from hostile states, malevolent nonstate actors such as organized terrorist groups or individual hackers, and high-tech accidents. The impact of the information technology revolution on warfare, global stability, governance, and even the meaning of existing security constructs like deterrence is significant. These essays examine the ways in which the information technology revolution has affected the logic of deterrence and crisis management, definitions of peace and war, democratic constraints on conflict, the conduct of and military organization for war, and the growing role of the private sector in providing security. This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Contemporary Security Policy.

Women in Russia

Women in Russia
A New Era in Russian Feminism

by Anastasia Posadskaya

  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 9780860916574
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Covers the history and politics of Russian women from the early years of the Soviet regime, through "glasnost" and into the post-Soviet era. It examines economic and professional inequalities, the role of women in the work-place and the political arena and the history of feminism in Russian.

Jewish Culture and Identity in the Soviet Union

Jewish Culture and Identity in the Soviet Union
A Book

by Yaacov Ro'i,Avi Beker

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : 9780814774328
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over ten years ago, Benjamin Fain, a physicist now living in Tel Aviv, attempted to hold a conference on Jewish culture in Moscow, an effort that was foiled by the KGB. Many of the participants were eventually able to flee, most emigrating to Israel. In this book, these distinguished scholars and others from around the world present their personal and professional views of Jewish culture in the Soviet Union. The book explores a wide range of topics, including underground literature, religious revival, and the rise of a national Jewish consciousness. Some writers claim that the refuseniks are not the leaders of the Soviet Jews but rather an isolated minority, with most Jews being assimilated, acculturated, and uninterested in fleeing. Other essayists look at the ambivalent role traditionally played by the Soviet Union in both allowing some forms of cultural expression and suppressing any efforts at individual religious practice. Others explore the revival of Jewish culture as instanced by underground teaching of Hebrew. A major debate involves the Nature of Jewish emigration, whether the Jews will go to Israel or to America.

Science in Russia and the Soviet Union

Science in Russia and the Soviet Union
A Short History

by Loren R. Graham

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9780521287890
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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By the 1980s the Soviet scientific establishment had become the largest in the world, but very little of its history was known in the West. What has been needed for many years in order to fill that gap in our knowledge is a history of Russian and Soviet science written for the educated person who would like to read one book on the subject. This book has been written for that reader. The history of Russian and Soviet science is a story of remarkable achievements and frustrating failures. That history is presented here in a comprehensive form, and explained in terms of its social and political context. Major sections include the tsarist period, the impact of the Russian Revolution, the relationship between science and Soviet society, and the strengths and weaknesses of individual scientific disciplines. The book also discusses the changes brought to science in Russia and other republics by the collapse of communism in the late 1980s and early 1990s.