The Legacy of History in Russia and the New States of Eurasia

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Shlapentokh undertakes a dispassionate analysis of the ordinary functioning of the Soviet system from Stalin's death through the Soviet collapse and Russia's first post-communist decade. Without overlooking its repressive character, he treats the USSR as a "normal" system that employed both socialist and nationalist ideologies for the purposes of technological and military modernization, preservation of empire, and expansion of its geopolitical power. Foregoing the projection of Western norms and assumptions, he seeks to achieve a clearer understanding of a civilization that has perplexed its critics and its champions alike.
 

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A normal totalitarian society: how the Soviet Union functioned and how it collapsed

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The subtitle of this work accurately describes Shlapentokh's thrust more than the contrived title. The author of 22 books, including The Center Versus the Province: From Submission to Rebellion ... Читати огляд повністю

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Сторінка ix - Associate of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta, and Member of the Canadian Council on International Law.

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