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The Awakening of the Soviet Union

The Awakening of the Soviet Union

Enlarged Edition

Geoffrey Hosking

ISBN 9780674055513

Publication date: 09/01/1991

Geoffrey Hosking, one of the world’s preeminent scholars of Russian history, provides a unique perspective on the rapid changes the country experienced in the late 1980s. Other books have focused on the political changes that took place under Gorbachev; Hosking’s lively analysis illuminates the social, cultural, and historical developments that created the need—and openness—for sweeping political and economic change.


  • The Awakening of the Soviet Union does more to help English speakers understand these changes than any of the dozens of books on the subject published in the past five years.

    —Anthony Astrachan, The Nation


  • Geoffrey Hosking is Emeritus Professor of Russian History at University College London.

Book Details

  • 256 pages
  • 6 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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