Writing History in Twentieth-Century Russia

A View from Within

  • Authors
  • Alter L. Litvin
  • Editors
  • John L. H. Keep

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Russia’s Historical Profession

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Fiction and Fact in Soviet History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
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  4. Russia and the Wider World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 148-201

About this book


In this fascinating book Alter Litvin tells us what life was really like for professional Soviet historians from Lenin to Gorbachev, and assesses the efforts made since 1991 to create a more truthful picture of the turbulent Russian past. Passionate yet fair-minded, this is the first account of the subject to appear in English. Designed primarily for the general reader, it contains much fresh material of specialist interest and an ample up-to-date bibliography.


civil war history revolution Russia Stalin Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) Vladimir Lenin World War II

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-41477-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-1389-0
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