Russia. Experiment With A People

Service Robert

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2003
Edition: Reprint

Description: 406 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. The First Book To Give A Vivid Account Of 'ordinary' Russians, The People Of The Provincial Towns And Villages.

Publishers Description: The first history of modern Russia from 1991 to the present day by one of the leading historians of the 20th century USSR and Russia. In 1991, in a huge experiment with a people and in a state of euphoria, Boris Yeltsin abolished the USSR and recreated the Russian nation. At the point of its declaration is was in a state of economic and social disarray and yet there were high hopes. Hopes which have subsequently been dashed. Robert Service brings to bear his vast knowledge of the people and the country to put the recent upheavals into context and he shows that not everything changed for the worst 1991. The Gorbachev years have allowed the Russian people to give a priority to living a private life and shutting the door on the state. They could think what they liked. The could enjoy intellectual and religious freedom, and indulge in recreations their income would allow. Gays and Lesbians could come out. The Youth culture could finally be loosed from contraints. This is a broad political, social and cultural history of one of the newest nations ever to be formed.

ISBN: 9780330488624

(178880)


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