By Vladimir Shlapentokh

ISBN-10: 1563244721

ISBN-13: 9781563244728

Shlapentokh undertakes a dispassionate research of the standard functioning of the Soviet process from Stalin's dying during the Soviet cave in and Russia's first post-communist decade. with out overlooking its repressive personality, he treats the USSR as a "normal" method that hired either socialist and nationalist ideologies for the needs of technological and armed forces modernization, renovation of empire, and enlargement of its geopolitical strength. Foregoing the projection of Western norms and assumptions, he seeks to accomplish a clearer knowing of a civilization that has puzzled its critics and its champions alike.

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