Soviet History in the Yeltsin Era

  • R. W. Davies

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Politics of Soviet History

  3. The Battle for the Archives

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      Pages 81-82
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  4. The New Soviet History

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      Pages 115-118
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-264

About this book


Russian rethinking of the past has immense political significance. The author of the acclaimed Soviet History in the Gorbachev Revolution now examines the impact of the collapse of Communism and of the subsequent disillusionment with capitalism on Soviet history. The uses of history after the 1991 coup and in the 1995 and 1996 elections are considered in detail. Part two evaluates the unfinished revolution which has partly opened the archives, while part three offers reflections on the future of the Soviet past.


capitalism civil war communism history politics revolution Russia Stalin Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) Vladimir Lenin

Authors and affiliations

  • R. W. Davies
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Russian and East European StudiesUniversity of BirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-65593-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-25420-0
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