Volume Two of this new documentary history of the Soviet Union comprises over 270 documents and is organised into four chronologically distinct parts, subdivided thematically; it runs from the fraught diplomatic and military preamble of the Great Patriotic War to the final fracturing of the USSR along the national fault-lines of its 15 Union Republics. Slight overlap of chronological coverage with Volume One allows increased attention in Volume Two to foreign affairs. Areas in this volume that attract greatest student interest are the epic dramas at the beginning and end of the period - the Great Patriotic War and Perestroika. The commentary is by Edward Acton, Professor of Modern European History at the University of East Anglia, who has published widely on the Russian revolution and the history of Russia and the USSR. The documents have been translated by Tom Stableford, Assistant Librarian, Slavonic and East European Collections, Bodleian Library, Oxford.
The commentary is by Edward Acton, Professor of Modern European History at the University of East Anglia, who has published widely on the history of Russia and the USSR. The documents translator is Tom Stableford, Assistant Librarian, Slavonic and East European Collections, Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Contents Note on transliteration, Russian words and acronyms Glossary Maps Introduction Part One: Dealing with Hitler, 1939-1941 1 The Nazi-Soviet Pact 2 The Winter War 3 Military Reform and Buffer-Building Against Germany 4 Stalin's Disastrous Miscalculation Part Two: Invasion and the Great Patriotic War, 1941-45 5 Barbarossa 6 Allies 7 Stiffening Soviet Resistance 8 The Siege of Leningrad 9 The Germans Outside Moscow 10 German Occupation 11 The Home Front, Legitimacy and the Economic War-Effort 12 The Turning of the Tide: Stalingrad and Kursk 13 Expectations 14 Repression Part Three: Stabilization and Stagnation, 1945-1985 15 The Cold War 16 The Command Economy 17 The One-Party State 18 Marxism-Leninism and Dissent Part Four: Crisis and Collapse, 1985-1991 19 The End of the Cold War and the "Socialist Commonwealth" 20 The End of the Command Economy 21 Glasnost' 22 Democratization 23 Nationalism 24 The Break-up of the USSR Full List of Documents Biographical index Subject index
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