All I am going to try to do is pick out a few of the factors which have shaped Russian history; and then to Indicate, very briefly, how they affect the Russian position today in the world and, therefore, our relationship of conflict and struggle for survival against Soviet power of today.
Mosely, Philip E.
"The Historical Development of Russia,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 7
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol7/iss2/2