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The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union (Routledge Sources in History)

The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union (Routledge Sources in History) by Richard Sakwa 0415122899 9780415122894
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Drawing on a wide range of sources, including eye-witness accounts, official documents, and materials that have only recently come to light,The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Unionplaces the Soviet experience in historical and comparative context. It provides a comprehensive overview of the Soviet Union from early comments by Marx on the possibility of Russia avoiding capitalism to the disintegration of the USSR in 1991. This source-book features several important documents published in full for the first time, including Lenins letter of 1922 concerning the church and materials on the Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939. Gorbachevs attempts to revive the system is reflected in a number of documents, while materials relating to the coup of 1991 and the creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States are reproduced almost in their entirety. From a survey of the emergence of Marxism-Leninism to an analysis of the tumultuous events of the last decade, this book is an invaluable reference to anyoneinterested in Soviet history and politics.

Author: Richard Sakwa

Edition: 1

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 544

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 1999-08-17

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