Readings in Russian Civilization, Volume 3

Soviet Russia, 1917-Present

Edited by Thomas Riha

Readings in Russian Civilization, Volume 3
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Edited by Thomas Riha

378 pages | © 1969
Paper $32.50 ISBN: 9780226718576 Published October 1969
E-book $7.00 to $30.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226718460 Published February 2009
"This new and enlarged version of Readings in Russian Civilization is the result of fairly extensive revisions. There are now 72 instead of 64 items; 20 of the selections are new. The first volume has undergone the least change with 3 new items, of which 2 appear in English for the first time. In the second volume there are 6 new items; all of them appear in English for the first time. The third volume has undergone the greatest revision, with 11 new items, of which 6 are newly translated from the Russian. It is the editor's hope that items left out in the new edition will not be sorely missed, and that the new selections will turn out to be useful and illuminating. The aim, throughout, has been to cover areas of knowledge and periods which had been neglected in the first edition, and to include topics which are important in the study of the Russian past and present.

"The bibliographical headnotes have been enlarged, with the result that there are now approximately twice as many entries as in the old edition. New citations include not only works which have appeared since 1963, but also older books and articles which have come to the editor's attention."—From the Editor's Preface

". . . a judicious combination of seminal works and more recent commentaries that achieves the editor's purpose of stimulating curiosity and developing a point of view."—C. Bickford O'Brien, The Russian Review

"These three volumes cover quite well the main periods of Russian civilization. The choice of the articles and other material is made by a competent and unbiased scholar."—Ivan A. Lopatin, Professor of Asian and Slavic Studies, University of Southern California
Contents
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
44. Testimony on the February Revolution by General Sergei Khabalov
45. The Russian Village, Summer 1917
46. Russia's One-Day Parliament by Victor Chernov
47. Days with Lenin by Maxim Gorky
48. Down with Factionalism! by Nikolai Bukharin
49. The History of a Soviet Collective Farm by Fëdor Belov
50. A Day in Magnitogorsk by John Scott; Valentin Katayev
51. Socialist Gold by John Littlepage
52. The Soviet Constitution
53. On the Constitution by Joseph Stalin
54. The Soviet System of Government by John Hazard
55. I Speak for the Silent by Vladimir Tchernavin
56. The Purge Trials
57. The Blockade of Leningrad by Dmitri Pavlov
58. The Second World War by Grigori Deborin
59. The Party and the Arts by Andrei Zhdanov; Nikita Khrushchev
60. The Adventures of an Ape by Mikhail Zoshchenko
61. My Worthless and Vicious Film by Sergei Eisenstein
62. The Destruction of Soviet Genetics by Herman J. Muller
63. Stalin's Coffin
64. "Pilfering the People's Wealth"
65. From New York to Los Angeles by G. Burkov and V. Shchetinin
66. Is the Soviet Union a Welfare State? by Alec Nove
67. Standard Bearers of Communist Labor
68. Soviet Nationality Policy by Bobodzhan Gafurov; Richard Pipes
69. Soviet Religious Policy by Liudmila Anokhina and Margarita Shmeleva; Harry Willetts
70. Are We Flirting with Capitalism? by Evsei Liberman
71. On the Events in China
72. Whither the Soviet Union? Zbygniew Brzezinski; Frederick Barghoorn
Chronology
Correlation Tables
Index
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