Mastering Twentieth Century Russian History presents a vivid and informative account of the events which befell the Russian people during the course of the twentieth century.
· explores the major developments of the last century, from the revolution of 1905, to the First and Second World Wars, to the Cold War and the rise and fall of the USSR
· examines key figures and their actions - from Nicholas II, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev and Yeltsin to Putin
· deals with events right up to 2000, enabling the Soviet experiment to be placed in context a decade after its collapse
· incorporates the latest research from British, American and Russian historians, examining key controversies and debates
· includes primary source material, maps, photographs, posters and a full chronology of events
This text is the ideal companion for anyone seeking a clear yet detailed introduction to the fascinating events of twentieth century Russian history.