Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2016

528 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780190468811

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Vodka Politics

Alcohol, Autocracy, and the Secret History of the Russian State

Mark Lawrence Schrad

  • Unique political history of Russia through the lens of alcohol
  • Filled with colorful stories of how rulers from Peter the Great to Stalin used alcohol to control their courts
  • Utilizes archival evidence from entire spectrum of Russian history, from the Tsars to Putin
  • Closes with a powerful look at the debilitating impact of alcoholism on contemporary Russia