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The Longman Companion To Russia Since 1914

The Longman Companion To Russia Since 1914

Martin McCauley

Nov 1997, Paperback, 376 pages
ISBN13: 9780582276390
ISBN10: 058227639X
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This new Companion, by a leading historian of Russian and Soviet history, covers the period 1914 to the modern day taking in the twilight years of Tsarist Russia, communist Russia and new Russia. Not only is a vast amount of material brought together in an accessible form but much of the material is published for the first time.

SECTION ONE: CHRONOLOGY.
1. The First World War 1914-17.
2. The 1917 Revolutions.
3. The Bolsheviks in Power.
4. The New Economic Policy 1921-28.
5. Stalin Defeats His Rivals.
6. The Great Patriotic War 1941-5.
7. High Stalinism 1945-53.
8. The Struggle for Succession.
9. Khrushchev on Top 1957-62.
10. Khrushchev in Decline 1962-4.
11. Collective Leadership 1964-8.
12. Brezhnev Emerges Primus Inter Pares.
13. Brezhnev in Physical Decline 1976-82.
14. The Interregnum, Andropov and Chernenko.
15. The Gorbachev Era: in the Ascendancy 1985-9.
16. Gorbachev in Decline 1990-1.
17. The Death Throes of the Soviet Union, August - December 1991.
18. The Yeltsin Era: Dual Power, 1991-October 1993.
19. The Yeltsin Era: An authoritarian President, October 1993-
SECTION TWO: Glossary of Terms SECTION THREE: CONFERENCES AND SUMMITS.
1. Bandung Conference April 1955.
2. Beijing Summit May 1989.
3. Camp David Summit September 1959.
4. Geneva Conference April-July 1954.
5. Geneva Summit July 1955.
6. Geneva Summit November 1985.
7. Glassboro, New Jersey Mini-Summit June 1967.
8. Helsinki Summit Sept 1990.
9. Malta Summit December 1989.
10. Moscow Summit May 1972.
11. Moscow Summit June- July 1974.
12. Moscow Summit. May -June 1988.
13. Moscow Summit July-August 1991.
14. New York Summit December 1988.
15. Paris Summit May 1960.
16. Postsdam Conference July- August 1945.
17. Reykjavik Summit October 1996.
18. Tehran Conference November-December 1943.
19. Vienna Summit June 1961.
20. Vienna Summit June 1979.
21. Vladivostok Summit November 1974.
22. Washington Summit December 1987.
23. Washington Summit May-June 1990.
24. Yalta Conference February 1945.
SECTION THREE TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS.
1. ABM Treaty 1972.
2. Anglo-Soviet Alliance 1942.
3. Austrian Peace Treaty 1955.
4. Berlin Treaty 1926.
5. Brest Litovsk Treaty 1918.
6. Briand-Kellogg Pact 1928.
7. Comecon (CMEA).
8. Cominform.
9. Comintern.
10. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
11. Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty 1990.
12. Cuban Missile Crisis.
13. Curzon Line.
14. Decree on Land.
15. Decree on Peace.
16. Helsinki Final Act.
17. Hitler-Stalin(Nazi-Soviet) Pact.
18. INF Treaty 1987.
19. Lend Lease Act.
20. Litvinov Protocol.
21. Moscow Treaty 1970.
22. Non-Aggression Pacts.
23. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 1968.
24. Rapallo Treaty 1922.
25. Sino-Soviet Treaty 1950.
26. Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT 1) 1972.
27. Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT II)1979.
28. Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) 1991.
29. Test ban Treaty 1963.
SECTION FOUR: MAIN OFFICE HOLDERS.
SECTION FIVE: BIOGRAPHIES.
SECTION SIX: STATISTICS.
SECTION SEVEN: BIBLIOGRAPHY.
SECTION EIGHT: MAPS.
Index.

  • Short essays analysing key topics relating to Economy, Society, Religion and Culture.
  • A guide to the Russian Nationalities and Territories.
  • A section devoted to Politics - from extended definitions of political terms, detailed accounts of the attempted coup of 1991 and the nine Russian Congresses of People's Deputies between 1990 and 1993.
  • Detailed information on Foreign Affairs and Security including entries on wars and the conferences, summits, and treaties it has participated in.
  • A list of all the major Office Holders; and over eighty concise Biographies of the main personalities.

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