Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991

A History

Orlando Figes

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After a year of meteorological catastrophes the peasants of south-east Russia faced starvation in the summer of 1891. The seeds planted the previous autumn had barely time to germinate before the frosts arrived. There had been little snow to protect the young plants during the severe winter. Spring brought with it dusty winds that blew away the topsoil and then, as early as April, the long dry summer began. There was no rain for one hundred days. Wells and ponds dried up, the scorched earth cracked, forests turned brown, and cattle died by the roadsides.

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Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991
A History
Orlando Figes

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
4/7/2015
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250062628
ISBN10: 1250062624
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$18.00

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Henry Holt and Co.
Metropolitan Books
April 2014
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ISBN: 9780805091311
ISBN10: 0805091319
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 336 pages
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April 2014
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