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The history of Russia in the 21st century has been almost as tumultuous as its 20th century history.
“revisionist history at its finest, offering a compelling narrative of the neglected factors that brought about the century’s bloodiest war, convincingly making the case th
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“an excellent strategic and operational analysis of this mostly ignored campaign . . .”
This book is absolutely essential reading for anyone hoping to understand post-Soviet Russia and America’s role in shaping its trajectories at home and on the world stage.
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“an excellent resource for the facts and key players in Russian history from the start of WWI to the mid-1920s.”
“offers a unique look into one of the world’s forgotten conflicts . . .”
“ Whether one is pro- or anti-Russia, or supports or disdains Putin, this book will be a fascinating read.”
Masha Gessen will inform you not only about Putin’s Russia but will also take you deep into a society where many, if not most, people desire a strong leader.
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The Italian political scientist Gaetano Mosca in The Ruling Class (1896) noted that political leaders in all countries propagate myths or “political formulas” that resonate with citizens a
Russia, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. The key to understanding Russia, however, lies in her history.
This particular publication is not what it might seem at first glance.
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