A Short History of Russia (Paperback)Mark Galeotti (author)
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From Ivan the Terrible to Vladimir Putin, Galeotti's accessible and informative history of Russia reveals a complex nation with an identity crisis and a track record of game-changing political leaders.
Can anyone truly understand Russia?
Russia is a country with no natural borders, no single ethos, no true central identity. At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, it is everyone's 'other'. And yet it is one of the most powerful nations on earth, a master game-player on the global stage with a rich history of war and peace, poets and revolutionaries.
In this essential whistle-stop tour of the world's most complex nation, Mark Galeotti takes us behind the myths to the heart of the Russian story: from the formation of a nation to its early legends - including Ivan the Terrible and Catherine the Great - to the rise and fall of the Romanovs, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War, Chernobyl and the end of the Soviet Union - plus the rise of a politician named Vladimir Putin, and the events leading to the Ukrainian war.
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 192 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 16 mm
'This is terrific - and an amazing achievement to cover so much ground in such a short and wonderfully readable book.' - Peter Frankopan
'An informative, perceptive and exhilarating canter through 1,000 tumultuous years' - Spectator
'Fascinating... One of the most astute political commentators on Putin and modern Russia' - Financial Times
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