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Title Russia / edited by Richard Joseph Stein.
Imprint New York : H.W. Wilson Co., 2010.

Series The reference shelf ; v. 82, no. 4
Reference shelf ; v. 82, no. 4.
Subject Post-communism -- Russia (Federation)
Russia -- History.
Soviet Union -- History.
Russia (Federation) -- History.
Alt Name Stein, Richard Joseph.
Description viii, 214 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Early history : from medieval to imperial Russia. The era of Vladimir I / Janet Martin ; The foundations of Russian culture and art / Souren Melikian ; Peter I, Czar of Russia / Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. ; Moscow on the Seine / Jennifer Siegel ; The emancipation of the Russian serfs, 1861 / Michael Lynch -- Revolutionary Russia and the early Soviet era. Witnessing a revolution / Charlotte Alston ; 'Bloody Sunday' in St. Petersburg : January 22nd, 1905 / Richard Cavendish ; The world according to Marx / Rupert J. Taylor ; Russia and World War One / Chris Trueman ; Lenin in power / Russell Tarr ; Reinventing Stalin / Rebecca Reich -- From Soviet Union to Soviet collapse. Russia reflects on sixty-five years since the Soviet Union's World War Two victory / Alexander Mekhanik ; Stalin denounced by Nikita Krushchev / History Today ; When the Cold War almost turned hot / Albin F. Irzyk ; Saving Russia's armpit / Anne Applebaum ; Death of a writer / Anne Applebaum ; When Gorbachev took charge / Archie Brown --
After the fall : post-Soviet Russia. The road from 1989 / John O'Sullivan ; Russia's flawed hero / Lynn Berry ; Forged in fire : witnessing the rise of iron rule in Russia / Fred Weir ; The Kremlin begs to differ / Dimitri K. Simes and Paul J. Saunders ; The next Silicon Valley / Brett Forrest ; Russia and U.S. sign nuclear arms reduction pact / Peter Baker and Dan Bilefsky -- "A riddle wrapped in a mystery" : inside contemporary Russia. Moscow never sleeps / Martin Cruz Smith ; The Moscow bombings don't matter / Julia Ioffe ; Why are Chechens so angry? / Oliver Bullough ; Send me to Siberia : oil transforms a Russian outpost / Paul Starobin ; Russia fears embrace of giant eastern neighbour / Luke Harding ; Restlessness in Russia's western outpost / Michael Schwirtz ; Where the salmon rule / David Quammen.
ISBN 9780824210991 (alk. paper)
0824210999 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 495272431
Table of Contents
IEarly History: From Medieval to Imperial Russia 
 Editor's Introduction3
1The Era of Vladimir I / Janet Martin5
2The Foundations of Russian Culture and Art / Souren Melikian6
3Peter I, Czar of Russia. Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition10
4Moscow on the Seine / Jennifer Siegel14
5The Emancipation of the Russian Serfs, 1861 / Michael Lynch17
IIRevolutionary Russia and the Early Soviet Era 
 Editor's Introduction27
1Witnessing a Revolution / Charlotte Alston29
2B̀loody Sunday' in St. Petersburg: January 22nd, 1905 / Richard Cavendish33
3The World According to Marx / Rupert J. Taylor34
3Russia and World War One / Chris Trueman38
4Lenin in Power / Russell Tarr43
5Reinventing Stalin / Rebecca Reich52
IIIFrom Soviet Union to Soviet Collapse 
 Editor's Introduction61
1Russia Reflects on Sixty-Five Years Since the Soviet Union's World War Two Victory / Alexander Mekhanik63
2Stalin Denounced / Nikita Khrushchev67
3When the Cold war Almost Turned Hot / Albin F. Irzyk69
4Saving Russia's Armpit / Anne Applebaum79
5Death of a Writer / Anne Applebaum82
6When Gorbachev Took Charge / Archie Brown84
IVAfter the Fall: Post-Soviet Russia 
 Editor's Introduction89
1The Road from 1989 / John O'Sullivan91
2Russia's Flawed Hero / Lynn Berry98
3Forged in Fire: Witnessing the Rise of Iron Rule in Russia / Fred Weir102
4The Kremlin Begs to Differ / Paul J. Saunders109
5The Next Silicon Valley / Brett Forrest121
6Russia and U.S. Sign Nuclear Arms Reduction Pact / Dan Bilefsky126
V"A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery": Inside Contemporary Russia 
 Editor's Introduction131
1Moscow Never sleeps / Martin Cruz Smith133
2The Moscow Bombings Don't Matter / Julia Ioffe143
3Why Are Chechens So Angry? / Oliver Bullough147
4Send Me to Siberia: Oil Transforms a Russian Outpost / Paul Starobin155
5Russia Fears Embrace of Giant Eastern Neighbour / Luke Harding164
6Restlessness in Russia's Western Outpost / Michael Schwirtz169
7Where the Salmon Rule / David Quammen172
 Web Sites201
 Additional Periodical Articles with Abstracts203

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