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  • A History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev

  • Written by: Mark Steinberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Mark Steinberg
  • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
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It's difficult to imagine a nation with a history more compelling for Americans than Russia. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, this was the nation against which we measured our own nation's values and power and with whom war, if it ever came, could spell unimaginable catastrophe for our planet.Yet many Americans have never had the opportunity to study Russia in depth, and to see how the forces of history came together to shape a future so different from the dreams of most ordinary Russian people, eager to see their nation embrace Western values of progress, human rights, and justice.

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  • Excellent history of Russia!

  • By Bort on 2018-09-14

Excellent history of Russia!

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Reviewed: 2018-09-14

Excellent, informative, well paced and perfect for anyone looking to get into Russian history! I went in knowing nothing about the country's history so this course was perfect.

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