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The Resource Rulers and victims : the Russians in the Soviet Union, Geoffrey Hosking

Rulers and victims : the Russians in the Soviet Union, Geoffrey Hosking

Label
Rulers and victims : the Russians in the Soviet Union
Title
Rulers and victims
Title remainder
the Russians in the Soviet Union
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Hosking
Title variation
Russians in the Soviet Union
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Russians regarded the Soviet Union as their country, but that did not mean they were entirely happy with it. In the end, in fact, Russia actually destroyed the Soviet Union. How did this happen, and what kind of Russia emerged? Historian Hosking explores what the Soviet experience meant for Russians. Messianism--the idea rooted in Russian Orthodoxy that the Russians were a "chosen people"--was reshaped by the communists into messianic socialism, in which the Soviet order would lead the world in a new direction. Hosking analyzes how the Soviet state molded Russian identity; the dislocations resulting from collectivization and industrialization; the relationship between ethnic Russians and other Soviet peoples; the effects of World War II on ideas of homeland and patriotism; and leadership and the cult of personality. At the heart of this work is the fundamental question of what happens to a people who place their nationhood at the service of empire.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.800946
Index
index present
LC call number
DK510.34
LC item number
.H67 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Rulers and victims : the Russians in the Soviet Union, Geoffrey Hosking
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-461) and index
Contents
Marxism and the crisis of Russian messianism -- The effects of revolution and civil war -- Soviet nationality policy and the Russians -- Two Russias collide -- Projecting a new Russia -- The Great Fatherland War -- The sweet and bitter fruits of victory -- The relaunch of utopia -- The rediscovery of Russia -- The return of politics -- An unanticipated creation: the Russian Federation
Control code
ocm62326915
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 484 p.
Isbn
9780674021785
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005057215
Other control number
9780674021785
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674021785
  • a760309
Label
Rulers and victims : the Russians in the Soviet Union, Geoffrey Hosking
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-461) and index
Contents
Marxism and the crisis of Russian messianism -- The effects of revolution and civil war -- Soviet nationality policy and the Russians -- Two Russias collide -- Projecting a new Russia -- The Great Fatherland War -- The sweet and bitter fruits of victory -- The relaunch of utopia -- The rediscovery of Russia -- The return of politics -- An unanticipated creation: the Russian Federation
Control code
ocm62326915
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 484 p.
Isbn
9780674021785
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005057215
Other control number
9780674021785
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674021785
  • a760309

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