By Paul Bushkovitch

ISBN-10: 0521543231

ISBN-13: 9780521543231

ISBN-10: 0521835623

ISBN-13: 9780521835626

available to scholars, travelers and common readers alike, this e-book offers a vast evaluation of Russian background because the 9th century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the big alterations within the knowing of Russian heritage as a result of the top of the Soviet Union in 1991. for the reason that then, new fabric has come to gentle at the historical past of the Soviet period, delivering new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary previous. The ebook strains not just the political background of Russia, but in addition advancements in its literature, paintings and technology. Bushkovitch describes famous cultural figures, akin to Chekhov, Tolstoy and Mendeleev, of their institutional and historic contexts. notwithstanding the 1917 revolution, the ensuing Soviet approach and the chilly battle have been a vital a part of Russian and international heritage, Bushkovitch provides past advancements as greater than only a prelude to Bolshevik power.

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