Russia as a great power, 1815–2007

  title={Russia as a great power, 1815–2007},
  author={Iver B Neumann},
  journal={Journal of International Relations and Development},
  • I. Neumann
  • Published 20 May 2008
  • History
  • Journal of International Relations and Development
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