Pages: 336
Subject: History
Imprint: Oneworld


A Short History

Abraham Ascher

A revised edition of this popular and brilliantly concise guide to Russia's turbulent history - from Peter the Great to President Vladimir Putin.
9781851686131 (12 Jan 2009)
RRP £12.99 / US$19.95

The Book

Distinguished Professor Abraham Ascher offers an impressive blend of engaging narrative and fresh analysis in this perennially popular introduction to Russia.

Newly updated on the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, Russia: A Short History begins with the origins of the first Slavic state, and continues to the present-day tensions between Russia and its neighbours, the rise of Vladimir Putin, and the increasingly complex relationship with the United States.

Additional Information

Subject History
Pages 336
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Abraham Ascher is Distinguished Professor of History at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. A highly respected scholar, he is the recipient of numerous awards, and the author of ten books, including The Russian Revolution: A Beginner's Guide and Stalin: A Beginner's Guide (both Oneworld). He lives in New York.


"A brilliant balancing act. A comprehensive introduction for the general reader."

- Rusistika

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