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The Resource Russia : what everyone needs to know, Timothy J. Colton

Russia : what everyone needs to know, Timothy J. Colton

Label
Russia : what everyone needs to know
Title
Russia
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
Timothy J. Colton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The book provides fundamental information about the origins, evolution, and current affairs of the Russian state and society. The story begins with Russia's geographic endowment, proceeds through its experiences as a kingdom and empire, and continues through the USSR's three-quarters of a century, and finally the shocking breakup of that regime a generation ago. Chapters on the failed attempt to reform Communism under Mikhail Gorbachev, the halting steps toward democratization under Boris Yeltsin, and the entrenchment of central controls under Vladimir Putin bring the reader into the contemporary scene and to headline-grabbing events such as Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine and its military intervention in Syria. Drawing on trends within Russia and on ratings and rankings compiled by international organizations, Colton discusses the challenges facing the country--ranging from economic recession to demographic stress, political stagnation, and overextension in foreign policy--and to the realistic options for coping with them."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK510.763
LC item number
.C65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
What everyone needs to know
Label
Russia : what everyone needs to know, Timothy J. Colton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why the Russian phoenix matters -- Foundations -- Communism -- A new Russia -- Transition within the transition -- A better edition of itself?
Control code
942745112
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780199917792
Lccn
2016009579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)942745112
Label
Russia : what everyone needs to know, Timothy J. Colton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why the Russian phoenix matters -- Foundations -- Communism -- A new Russia -- Transition within the transition -- A better edition of itself?
Control code
942745112
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 267 pages
Isbn
9780199917792
Lccn
2016009579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)942745112

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