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An introduction to Russian history and culture.

Ivar Spector

An introduction to Russian history and culture.

by Ivar Spector

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Published by Van Nostrand in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soviet Union -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography

    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxviii, 529 p. :
    Number of Pages529
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23374831M

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