By Vladimir Shlapentokh

ISBN-10: 1563244721

ISBN-13: 9781563244728

Shlapentokh undertakes a dispassionate research of the standard functioning of the Soviet approach from Stalin's loss of life in the course of the Soviet cave in and Russia's first post-communist decade. with out overlooking its repressive personality, he treats the USSR as a "normal" method that hired either socialist and nationalist ideologies for the needs of technological and armed forces modernization, protection of empire, and growth of its geopolitical energy. Foregoing the projection of Western norms and assumptions, he seeks to accomplish a clearer figuring out of a civilization that has at a loss for words its critics and its champions alike.

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