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This reference work surveys the leaders of Russia and the Soviet Union- from Michael, the first Romanov tsar in 1613, through the creation and dissolution of the Soviet Union, to the present day President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. Chronologically arranged, these biographies paint a thorough yet succinct portrait of 30 leaders including discussion about the family and education of each ruler, important legislation, events, and wars under each leader's rule; and each leader's achievements and impact on Russia or the Soviet Union.
Preface Genealogical Tables Introduction End of 'Time of Troubles' 1 Michael 2 Alexis 3 Fyodor III 4 Ivan V 5 Sophia as Regent 6 Peter I (the Great) 7 Catherine I 8 Peter II 9 Anna 10 Ivan VI 11 Elizabeth 12 Peter III 13 Catherine II (the Great) 14 Paul 15 Alexander I 16 Nicholas I 17 Alexander II 18 Alexander III 19 Nicholas II February Revolution 20 Kerensky October Revolution 21 Lenin 22 Stalin 23 Malenkov 24 Khrushchev 25 Brezhnev 26 Andropov 27 Chernenko 28 Gorbachev Break-up of the Soviet Union 29 Yeltsin 30 Putin Glossary General Chronology Further Reading Index
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