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Vodka Politics: Alcohol, Autocracy, and the Secret History of the Russian State

Mark Lawrence Schrad
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Language
English
ISBN
9780199755592 (hardback : alk. paper), 0199755590 (hardback : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Vodka politics
  • Cruel liquor : Ivan the Terrible and alcohol in the Muscovite court
  • Peter the Great : modernization and intoxication
  • Russia's empresses : power, conspiracy, and vodka
  • Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka
  • Why vodka? : Russian statecraft and the origins of addiction
  • Vodka and the origins of corruption in Russia
  • Vodka domination, vodka resistance ... vodka emancipation?
  • The pen, the sword, and the bottle
  • Drunk at the front : alcohol and the imperial Russian army
  • Nicholas the Drunk, Nicholas the Sober
  • Did prohibition cause the Russian revolution?
  • Vodka communism
  • Industrialization, collectivization, alcoholization
  • Vodka and dissent in the Soviet Union
  • Gorbachev and the (vodka) politics of reform
  • Did alcohol make the Soviets collapse?
  • The bottle and Boris Yeltsin
  • Alcohol and the demodernization of Russia
  • The Russian cross
  • The rise and fall of Putin's champion
  • Medvedev against history
  • An end to vodka politics?
Description
xvii, 492 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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