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Russia's Bitter Path to Modernity

A History of the Soviet and Post-Soviet Eras

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Russia's Bitter Path to Modernity by Alexander Chubarov
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One of the key factors in Russia's distinctiveness is its halfway location in the centre of the Eurasian landmass. This lends an inevitability to the traditional cultural schism between Westernizing reformers and Slavophiles. Neither approach, says Chubarov, will work on its own. Without ever minimizing the brutalities of the Soviet period - State terror, the collectivizations, the labour camps, the deportations of whole peoples - Chubarov demonstrates much continuity between tsarist and Soviet Russia, with the latter often repeating the former's mistakes. Russia, says Chubarov, cannot turn its back on its Soviet experience. Far from being a blind alley or "abstract phase", the Soviet period was an organic part of Russia's history and "was largely successful in turning Russia and most of the other Soviet republics into modern states".

Author Biography

Alexander Chubarov is Senior Lecturer in Russian Studies at the School of International Studies and Law, Coventry University.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
256
Dimensions
153x229x32
ISBN-13
9780826413505
Product ID
1674565

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