❰Ebook❯ ➠ Russia and its Rulers Author Caroline Brooke – Heartforum.co.uk Russia and its Rulers is a book which traces the history of Russia since the last days of the tsars until modern times Caroline Brooke shows how Alexander II tried to reform his vast backward and almo Russia and its Rulers is a book which traces the history of Russia since the last days of the tsars until modern times Caroline Brooke shows how Alexander II tried to reform his vast backward and almost entirely rural domain in the second half of the th century reorganising the judiciary abolishing capital punishment and enfranchising the serfs But despite the piecemeal reforms of “Alexander the Liberator” and his successors the desperate poverty and poor Russia and PDF or working conditions of Russian peasant class combined with the traumas of World War One led eventually to the violent overthrow of the tsars in the Russian revolution in The brutal civil war which followed ended with Stalin and the Great Terror of and the decimation of Russia’s middle class Brooke shows how the inherent flaws in the communist ideas of Marx and Lenin led to one of the world’s most inhuman regimes a regime which then found itself in a life and death struggle with Hitler’s eually brutal regime after the Nazi invasion of Russia in Why was Russia’s victory in World War Two so important and how did Stalin use it afterwards To what extent did Russia renew itself after World War Two and especially after Khrushchev’s denunciation in of Stalin’s crimes And is there something about Russia which makes democracy to all intents and purposes impossible In this short book Caroline Brooke answers these uestions tracing the forces which have shaped modern Russia and which continue to puzzle the West and make Moscow such a formidable and difficult adversary.
- 128 pages
- Russia and its Rulers
- Caroline Brooke
- 01 January 2014 Caroline Brooke