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Robert G. Kaiser (born 1943) is an American journalist and author Russia, The People and the Power, (1976).

Robert G. Kaiser (born 1943) is an American journalist and author. He retired from The Washington Post in early 2014 after a career of more than 50 years on the paper. He is the author or co-author of eight books. Russia, The People and the Power, (1976).

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Kaiser tells this story about Russians without a harsh, judgmental tone and earnestly tries to reflect on the various . I was assigned to read this book in a Russian History class in college and fell in love with Russia and her people

5 people found this helpful. I was assigned to read this book in a Russian History class in college and fell in love with Russia and her people. It is a little out of date now if you are looking for what life is like under the New Russia. But if you want to read what life was in Russia in the 70's and 80's this book is an excellent resource. Kaiser is a journalist and gives a journalistic pov of the Russian people and their way of life.

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Robert Kaiser's Russia: The Power and the People, is an excellent portrait of a point in time in Russia. The material is dated to the 1970s for the most part, and gives a great view of the Russian people. Kaiser shows how the Russians live, how they work, and how they view themselves. Kaiser shows the Russians to be a people doing their best to live well in what westerners would consider unlivable conditions.

As the first major book on Russia in years, it is an extraordinary contribution to our .

As the first major book on Russia in years, it is an extraordinary contribution to our understanding of the country and promises to shape the debate about Russia, its uncertain future, and its relationship with the United States. In the tradition of Hedrick Smith's The Russians, Robert G. Kaiser's Russia: The People and the Power, and David Remnick's Lenin's Tomb comes an eloquent and eye-opening chronicle of Vladimir Putin's Russia, from this generation's leading Moscow.

In the scientific and technological sphere, Kaiser finds drastic imbalances - the abacus and the computer; the Soviet economy is described as the inverse of the American, inefficient in particulars, efficent overall. On the arms question, the USSR is far from "bristling, powerful and aggressive," Kaiser concludes, and it still faces a formidable US offensive threat. The overall picture is of a bumbling, well-intentioned giant which would prefer to sink into Oblomovism but remains committed to the principle of development.


Comments: (4)

Konetav
This background together with Stanislav M. Menshikov's The Anatomy of Russian Capitalism brings an understanding of the pitfalls of leadership that Putin faces. Since Russia sacrificed 10% of their population to aid in the war against Nazi Germany, it be hooves all to make an effort to understand a nation that has earned a seat in the global community and faces the problem of requiring a break with an oligarchical system as we all do.
Bundis
This is a truly fantastic book and, in many respects, timeless. Certain details are telling, but many aspects apply to Russian society and government even today, and it shines a light on the Russian psyche and helps answer questions that outsiders may have about them. Additionally, there are many fascinating details about Soviet life that would be hard to know otherwise, as this is, essentially, a large compilation of anecdotes used to create a reasonably accurate narrative about the Soviet Union. I highly recommend it for anyone with even a passing interest in Russia. Kaiser tells this story about Russians without a harsh, judgmental tone and earnestly tries to reflect on the various aspects of Russian/Soviet society; a rare gem.
Gna
I LOVED this book. I found it at my parent's house and it belonged to my late grandfather, so that was special. It immediately drew me in with it's vivid and insightful portrayal of the Russian culture in the 1970s. An absolutely fascinating, interesting, informative, and well-written gem. I'm more interested in cultures and psychology/sociology than history, and this covers both, but I loved it. It's quite a long book, but I was literally never bored reading it. Highly recommended!
Ustamya
I was assigned to read this book in a Russian History class in college and fell in love with Russia and her people. It is a little out of date now if you are looking for what life is like under the New Russia. But if you want to read what life was in Russia in the 70's and 80's this book is an excellent resource.
Kaiser is a journalist and gives a journalistic pov of the Russian people and their way of life. He gets past the surface of Cold War rheteric when Russia was closed to most of us in the West ansd simply just an "Evil Empire" of the old guard, and lets us see her people with their hopes, their dreams and their lives.
Russia - The People And The Power download epub
Author: Robert G. Kaiser
ISBN: 0436230607
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: Secker & Warburg; 1st Edition edition (1976)
Pages: 480 pages