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The Russian Moment in World History
Is Russian history one big inevitable failure? The Soviet Union's demise and Russia's ensuing troubles have led many to wonder. But this is to look through a skewed prism indeed. In this provocative and elegantly written short history of Russia, Marshall Poe takes us well beyond the Soviet haze deep into the nation's fascinating--not at all inevitable, and in key respects ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Princeton University Press
(first published 2003)
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There are some parts I do not totally agree with in his approach, but it did not diminish the reading of the book. I think he is quite right on the geography argument and defense of its fluid borders, an argument which is not popular, but does not change its reality.