"Nicholas Riasanovsky and Mark Steinberg's new two-volume A History of Russia
is a masterpiece, as comprehensive and scholarly as its previous editions but now updated to include chapters on contemporary-or at least late 20th century-Russian politics, society, culture, and the arts. There can be few single texts that deal more carefully with so great a range of historical eras, and few that do so while covering so broad a spectrum."-Catherine Merridale, University of London
for the London Times Book Review,
February 24, 2006
About the Author
Nicholas V. Riasanovsky is at University of California, Berkeley. Mark Steinberg is at University of Illinois.