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Published: 12 May 2010

608 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195340556

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The Soviet Experiment

Russia, the USSR, and the Successor States

Second Edition

Ronald Suny

  • Shows the complexities and contradictions of the entire Soviet Union, including Russia, the Ukraine, Caucasia, Central Asia, and the Baltic States
  • Utilizes an analytic approach that neither celebrates nor denigrates Soviet accomplishments
  • Carefully balances social, cultural, and political history
  • Discusses different experiences based upon gender, class, and region
  • Examines a wide range of historiographical positions on major issues

New to this Edition:

  • Offers expanded coverage of imperial Russia and non-Russian Soviet republics.
  • New scholarship on Stalin and the post-Stalin decades to the final years of the Soviet Union.
  • A new concluding chapter brings the story up to the Putin-Medvedev years.