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About Russia, Its Revolutions, Its Development and Its Present

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Michal Reiman

The author analyzes modern Russian history from a new perspective. Due to the ideological heritage of the XIXth and XXth centuries, the social settings of the sociopolitical history of the USSR (1917–1945) have not been fully identified. Detailed examination of ideological and political concepts shows that the revolution of 1917 became not a middle class, proletarian movement, but rather a plebeian one. The misjudgment by the new power enabled growth but caused tremendous losses of human lives and material damages. Socialization of economy and strict centralization led to a new social structure and established terror as an instrument for social reorganization. WWII revealed the necessity of a correction of these developments, but the events of the Cold War circumvented any further considerations.

BIC Classifications

  • Humanities (H)
    • History (HB)
      • History: earliest times to present day (HBL)
        • Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900 (HBLL)
  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Sociology & anthropology (JH)
    • Politics & government (JP)
      • Political science & theory (JPA)

BISAC Classifications

  • History (HIS)
    • HISTORY / Europe / Eastern (HIS010010)
  • Political Science (POL)
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory (POL010000)
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy (POL029000)
  • Social Science (SOC)
    • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General (SOC000000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Sociology & anthropology (JH)
    • Politics & government (JP)
      • Political science & theory (JPA)
      • Political structure & processes (JPH)
  • History & Archaeology (N)
    • History (NH)
      • European history (NHD)
  • Geographical qualifiers (1)
    • Europe (1D)
      • Eastern Europe (1DT)
    • Other geographical groupings, Oceans & seas (1Q)
      • Political, socio-economic & strategic groupings (1QF)
  • Time period qualifiers (3)
    • c 1500 onwards to present day (3M)
      • 19th century, c 1800 to c 1899 (3MN)
      • 21st century, c 2000 to c 2100 (3MR)