Soviet History

The Soviet Union (Сове́тский Сою́з), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик) abbreviated to USSR (СССР) was a socialist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991. A union of multiple subnational Soviet republics, its government and economy were highly centralized. The Soviet Union was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital.

Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928
Everyday Stalinism: Ordinary Life in Extraordinary Times: Soviet Russia in the 1930s
The Great Terror: A Reassessment
A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924
The Revolution Betrayed
Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization
The Russian Revolution 1917-1932
Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography, 1888-1938
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
Gulag: A History
The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivization and the Terror-Famine
October: The Story of the Russian Revolution
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956

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