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Russia and the Russians

Russia and the Russians

A History, Second Edition

Geoffrey Hosking

ISBN 9780674061958

Publication date: 09/01/2011

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In a sweeping narrative, Geoffrey Hosking, one of the English-speaking world’s leading historians of Russia, follows the country’s history from the first emergence of the Slavs in the historical record in the sixth century CE to the Russians’ persistent appearances in today’s headlines.

The second edition covers the presidencies of Vladimir Putin and Dmitrii Medvedev and the struggle to make Russia a viable functioning state for all its citizens.


  • [A] comprehensive and intelligent survey of Russian history for the general reader…[that follows] the twists and turns of Slavic history from the principalities of Kievan Rus in the late ninth century to the presidency of Boris Yeltsin… [A] most excellent historical survey.

    —The Economist (praise for the first edition)


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

Book Details

  • 752 pages
  • 1-5/8 x 6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Belknap Press

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