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From Vladimir Lenin to Vladimir Putin : Russia in search of its identity : 1913-2023

Title
From Vladimir Lenin to Vladimir Putin : Russia in search of its identity : 1913-2023 / Vladimir N. Brovkin.
ISBN
9781032346885
1032346884
9781032345987
1032345985
9781003323341
9781000985016
9781000985023
Publication
London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2024.
Physical Description
289 pages ; 24 cm
Summary
"This book integrates Soviet and post-Soviet Russian history into a coherent whole by focusing on the culture, role models, habits and behavior patterns that provide continuity between various political regimes, systems, and rulers from Vladimir Lenin to Vladimir Putin. The unifying theme of all these periods is the central question of identity - how the Russians have defined themselves, their country, and their values. Why did the Bolsheviks try to erase any trace of Old Russia and with what did they try to replace it? Why did Stalin wipe out the kulaks and the old Bolsheviks? What were the political consequences of the Great Patriotic War on the Russians as people? When post-Stalin Russia slowly weakened and gave way to the humanism and Westernization that led to the collapse of the Soviet system, why did the 1990s generate a resurgence of anti-western nationalism? And how to explain the slow and steady break with the West under President Putin? This will be a core textbook for undergraduate and graduate students of Russian and European history, and a valuable text for all those interested in how the Russian past influenced and shaped current politics, and in the international East-West divide in particular"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Brovkin, Vladimir N. From Vladimir Lenin to Vladimir Putin London ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2024
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 25, 2024
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Smashing the state, its culture and institutions : 1917-1918
Constructing a new political order
Old cultural practices in a new form : NEP Russia 1921-1929
The rise of the stalinist dictatorship and of a new soviet identity
The great patriotic war : the fusion of the Russian and Soviet identity
Post-war Stalinism 1945-1953
Stalinism with a human face : The Khrushchev decade: 1953-1964
The Brezhnev era : re-emergence of the independent thought
Back to European values : Soviet society under Gorbachev
Disillusionment in capitalism and democracy : the terrible 1990s
The new beginning : the Putin Years.
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