First Published in 1943 Russia Through the Centuries provides a comprehensive historical background of the U.S.S.R. The book tries to showcase how Russia grew through the centuries, and how the new Russia was a consummation of all that went before. It discusses themes such as the first Russian states and their early struggles; foundations of the Eastern Slav Empire; the reign of Catherine II; Alexander II and the era of reforms; Soviets taking control, and the U.S.S.R. and the Second World War. The author argues that a knowledge of Russian history should be more widespread in England and the former Anglo-Russian understandings were between Courts and the upper circles of society and consequently were not lasting. This book is an essential read for anyone interested in Russian history.

chapter Chapter I|7 pages

The Eastern Slavs

chapter Chapter II|6 pages

The First Russian States and Their Early Struggles 1

chapter Chapter III|5 pages

The Rise of Moscow and the Coming of Autocracy

chapter Chapter IV|6 pages

The Foundation of the Eastern Slav Empire

chapter Chapter V|7 pages

The Time of Troubles

chapter Chapter VII|7 pages

Peter the Great and Western Reforms

chapter Chapter X|8 pages

Alexander II and the Era of Reforms

chapter Chapter XI|11 pages

The Last Years of the Romanoffs

chapter Chapter XII|7 pages

The Failure of the Russian Liberals

chapter Chapter XIII|11 pages

The Soviets Take Control

chapter Chapter XIV|7 pages

The Second Agrarian Revolution

chapter Chapter XV|15 pages

The U.S.S.R. and the Second World War