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Recent events have made it clear that the Soviet Union is not a monolith; it's a collection of nationalities, many with serious objections to union. The demise of communism holds great promise and great danger not only for the Soviets, but for the world. This audiobook examines how the region's long history led to modern reality.
©1991 Knowledge Products, Inc. (P)1991 Knowledge Products, Inc.

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Great history lesson.

Ideas can be dangerous when the majority accepts. There has been so much suffering in history, I don't think any group can make claim to being the greatest victims of history which is ironically what some people do. They blame all there present problems on historical events.

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The Horrors Of "Reason"

A well told tale and great lesson on the horror of worshipping one's own reason. More of this history should be taught in schools.

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  • 05-30-20

Very short but useful history of Russia.

Well narrated book. If you wish to know about Russia but do not have the time for longer books, then this is an excellent book to listen to.