Widely hailed as the best concise history of Soviet Russia, this book offers balanced coverage of Russia's history—from last phase of the Tsarist regime to Vladamir Putin's accession to power in 1999.
The new edition of this book explores post-communist Russia with discussions of non-communist parties, the Greek Orthodox Church, Yelstin, Putin, as well as Russia's development in the twenty-first century.
For anyone interested in a complete history of Russia, or businessmen in need of a good reference book.
First published in 1979 and here revised from the 1997 edition, the textbook is now divided into three unequal parts: tsarist, communist, and post-communist Russia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)