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 Road to Terror: Stalin and the Self-Destruction of the Bolsheviks, 1932-1939
Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
Gulag: A History
Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union
Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization
The Russian Revolution 1917-1932
Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956
Red Plenty
The Soviet Century
The Great Terror: A Reassessment
Ten Days that Shook the World
A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891 - 1924

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