Synopses & Reviews
New from the Longman Companions to History Series, Martin McCauley offers a comprehensive and up-to-date reference on every aspect of Russian history and politics since 1914 which serves as an invaluable tool to those interested in Russia. A wealth of information is presented in an accessible, reader-friendly format, with much of the material published for the first time. Materials included are: a political chronology; short essays defining key topics relating to economy, society, religion and culture with key topics covered (i.e. agriculture, health, the press, planned economy, the Russian Orthodox Church etc.); a guide to Russian nationalities and territories including historical background; a substantial section devoted to politics including extended definitions of political terms (i.e. Leninism, Komosol, Orgburo, Rada, etc.); detailed accounts of the attempted coup of 1991 and the nine Russian Congresses of People's Deputies 1990-1993; detailed information on foreign affairs and security; an invaluable list of office holders and 80 concise biographies; and much more.