Taking the achievements, ambiguities, and legacies of World War II as a point of departure, The Shadow of War: The Soviet Union and Russia, 1941 to the Present
offers a fresh new approach to modern Soviet and Russian history.
- Presents one of the only histories of the Soviet Union and Russia that begins with World War II and goes beyond the Soviet collapse through to the early twenty-first century
- Innovative thematic arrangement and approach allows for insights that are missed in chronological histories
- Draws on a wide range of sources and the very latest research on post-Soviet history, a rapidly developing field
- Supported by further reading, bibliography, maps and illustrations.
Keywords: Communism, World War II, Glasnost Perestroika, Cold war, Gorbachev, Putin