Six Years that Shook the World: Perestroika--the Impossible Project

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Manchester University Press, 1993 - Perestroĭka - 312 pages
Focuses on the six years of perestroika in the Soviet Union and suggests that many of the problems confronting the new states were first created during this time. The book tries to explore and explain some of these developments, covering events up to August 1992.
 

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Contents

The system before 1985
19
Social context of Soviet politics
40
Ideology and political culture
60
Understanding perestroika
73
Uskoreniye prelude to reform
100
Political reform
118
Collapse of the political system
140
The fragile union
164
Collapse of the economy
190
Foreign policy
210
August 1991
222
The unfinished revolution
249
The creation of the Commonwealth
289
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