Key Reference Works
- Pop Culture Russia!
- The Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture
- Encyclopedia of Russian History
- The Cambridge History of Russia
- The Cambridge History of Russian Literature
- Oxford Reference Online: Art and Architecture
- A Companion to Art Theory
- A Companion to Film Theory
- Entsiklopediia otechestvennogo kino SSSR/SNG
New & Noteworthy
Russia and the Former Soviet Republics Maps (University of Texas at Austin)
Chronology of Russian History (courtesy Bucknell University)
860-1698 The House of Rurik. The period of the Kievan Russian Empire, destroyed by the Mongol - Tatars, and the rise of Moscovy to recentralize the demolished empire.
1698-1917 The House of Romanov. Peter's Westernization of Russia culminated in the destruction of the autocracy by the Socialist Revolution of 1917.
1917-1991 The Communist Party maintained the Empire as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The USSR fell in 1991 and dissolved into 15 nations.
1991-Present With the disintegration of the USSR in December of 1991 Russia has set out on a new road to democracy and a market economy.
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