The history of Russia - from Kievan Rus to Vladimir Putin Russia: A History cuts through the myths and mystery that have surrounded Russia from its earliest days, with startling revelations from classified archives that until comparatively recently were t even kwn to exist. A distinguished team of historians has stripped away the propaganda and preconceptions of the past to tell the definitive story of Russia, from tenth-century Kiev and Muscovy through empire and revolution to the fall of Communism and the 'new order' of the 1990s and early 21st century. A compelling story in its own right, it is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Russia and its place in the world. This updated edition w covers the developments in the Putin era in the first decade of the 21st century.
Gregory L. Freeze is Beinfield Professor of History at Brandeis University, Massachusetts. He has been a research associate of the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University since 1972, and is chief editor and director of the Russian Archives Series.