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Nicholas Riasanovsky

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky is a professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley and the author of numerous books on Russian History. The son of Valentin A. Riasanovskii, a Russian professor who taught at Moscow University, Harbin University, and the University of Oregon, Nicholas Riasanovsky graduated from the University of Oregon in 1942. He then received a Master's degree from Harvard University in 1947, and a Ph.D. from Oxford University in 1949. One of his most well-known works is A History of Russia, first published in 1963. It is currently in its seventh edition (now co-authored with Mark D. Steinberg, a former student of Riasanovsky's) and has been acclaimed for its continued comprehensiveness.

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