|Series||Russian series, v. 5, University Prints and Reprints, Orono, Me -- v. 5|
|LC Classifications||DK40 P63 1968|
An ancient empire, the cradle of three modern-day nations. This was Kievan Rus – a powerful East Slavic state dominated by the city of Kiev. Shaped in the 9th century it went on to flourish for the next years. The empire is traditionally seen as the beginning of Author: The Russia Times. History of the Russian Revolution by Leon Trotsky This passionate, partisan and beautifully written account by a major participant in the revolution, written during his exile on the isle of. As with most of the books on this list, Service’s book provides a picture of Russia beyond the individual – the dissolution of the Russian Empire, the brief liberal bloom as embodied by Kerensky’s Author: Brad Davies. Detailing the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have experienced, A Brief History of Russia provides a comprehensive and thorough account of this vast country's history. A chronology, bibliography, basic facts, a list of suggested reading, as well as 50 images and maps enrich this invaluable book/5(2).
A good book for someone who wants to catch a brief glimpse on the history of the Russian Slavs from their first territories (Kievan Russians) until the recent years. Nevertheless, as the author adventures into the late centuries of the Russian Empire and then Soviet Union and modern Russia/5(12). The history of Russia, the world's largest nation from its early beginnings in the ninth century when Rurik, a Varangian king, established the first Russian state near Kiev, to the current 4/5(1). The story of the Germans from Russia had its beginning in while Catherine II, a former German princess of the principality of Anhalt-Zerbst, was Empress of Russia. The Czarina found herself in possession of large tracts of virgin land along the lower course of the Volga River in Russia. This book is about , when Russia was in chaos due to the Great war, and where the Bolsheviks grow tired of the weak rule of Tsar Nicholas and rebel against his rule. The Russian nobles live in luxury while the Russian majority are serfs working for the rich minority, starving to death/5.