About the Book: The Shortest History of the Soviet Union:
Close to a miracle ... an immensely readable overview ... full of anecdotes and
lively detail, but also meeting the highest academic standards SLAVOJ ?I?EKA
concise and essential history of the Soviet Union, including chapters on Russia
and Vladimir Putin, and its impact on the future of the world.
The Soviet Union arrived in the world accidentally and departed unexpectedly.
More than a hundred years after the Russian Revolution, its tumultuous history
continues to captivate us and influence global politics today.
From the Revolution and Lenin to Stalins Terror, from the Great Patriotic War to