Stalin and the Struggle for Supremacy in Eurasia (Paperback)Alfred J. Rieber (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 429
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 21 mm
'Beautifully written and richly documented ... based on many archival materials made available in the post-Soviet era ... Those with some knowledge of Soviet domestic and foreign policies will benefit the most from this book, but even those lacking a background in Soviet affairs would still benefit from reading it. It is an extremely timely work providing an understanding of the turbulent relations of Russia and the USSR with its neighbors, including Ukraine and, in that regard, provides an important tool for helping us understand Russian-Ukrainian relations today.' Nathaniel Richmond, The Russian Review
'This is an ambitious and overarching reinterpretation of Stalin's domestic and foreign policies - or actually the connections between the two - from the revolution and civil war periods through World War II and the dawn of the Cold War ... Rieber's book provides some insights and historical background to the current Kremlin's profound and clearly long-standing fear of hostile states on its periphery, and the belief that a ring of friendly buffer states around Russia are vital to the security of the state.' Paul Stronski, Slavic Review
'Rieber's elaboration of the borderlands thesis in Stalin and the Struggle for Supremacy in Eurasia is a tour de force. The problem is that its brilliance dazzles as well as illuminates.' Geoffrey Roberts, H-Diplo
'Stalin and the Struggle for Supremacy in Eurasia is a very rich text and readers from many fields and area studies will find useful information to mine.' David Wolff, H-Diplo
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