The Soviet Union
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Published by Ashgate in Burlington, VT .
Written in English


  • Soviet Union -- History

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementedited by Peter Waldron.
SeriesThe International library of essays on political history
ContributionsWaldron, Peter, 1956-
LC ClassificationsDK266 .S576 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17855328M
ISBN 109780754625933
LC Control Number2007011456

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