This book serves as a comprehensive guide to the history and culture of Russia. It covers the history of Russia, the world's largest nation - from its early beginnings in the ninth century when Rurik, a Varangian king, established the first Russian state near Kiev, to the current presidency of Vladimir Putin - is extensive and fascinating.Detailing the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure, "A Brief History of Russia" provides a comprehensive and accessible account of this vast country's history. A chronology, bibliography, suggested reading, and other helpful features enrich this invaluable book.Its coverage includes: The conquest and rule of Russia by the Mongol Golden Horde; The reign of terror by Ivan the Terrible; The start of modernization under Peter the Great; The rise to the center of the European power under Catherine the Great; The Russian Revolution and the emergence of the superpower Soviet Union; The disintegration of the Soviet Union; and, The political, social, and economic problems that the country has faced since then.
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Published May 31, 2008
by Facts on File.
History, Travel, Children's Books, Education & Reference.