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Author Haynes, Michael, 1951-

Title A Century of State Murder : Death and Policy in 20th Century Russia
Published London : Pluto Press, Aug. 2003 ; Gordonsville : Macmillan [distributor]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Demography -- the social mirror? -- The revolt against class society 1890-1928 -- Death and the Stalin era 1929-1953 -- Death from Khrushchev to Gorbachev 1953-1985 -- The end of Perestroika and the transition crisis of the 1990s -- 'Normal' deaths during the first decade of transition -- Yeltsin, Putin and 'abnormal' deaths 1992-2002 -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Basic data on the prison camp system under Stalin
Summary Annotation. Russia has one of the lowest rates of adult life expectancy in the world. Average life expectancy for a man in America is 74; in Russia, it is just 59. Birth rates and population levels have also plummeted. These excess levels of mortality affect all countries that formed the former Soviet bloc. Running into many millions, they raise obvious comparisons with the earlier period of forced transition under Stalin. This book seeks to put the recent history of the transition into a longer-term perspective by identifying, explaining and comparing the pattern of change in Russia in the last century. It offers a sharp challenge to the conventional wisdom and benign interpretations offered in the west of what has happened since 1991. Through a careful survey of the available primary and secondary sources, Mike Haynes and Rumy Husan have produced the first and most complete and accurate account of Russian demographic crisis from the Revolution to the present
Subject Mortality -- Soviet Union -- History
Mortality -- Russia (Federation)
Life expectancy -- Soviet Union -- History
Life expectancy -- Russia (Federation)
Life expectancy.
Population policy.
SUBJECT Soviet Union -- Statistics, Vital -- History
Soviet Union -- Population policy
Subject Russia (Federation)
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Hasan, Rumy.
LC no. 2003005379
ISBN 0745319319