Six Years that Shook the World: Perestroika--the Impossible Project
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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The system before 1985
Social context of Soviet politics
Ideology and political culture
Uskoreniye prelude to reform
Collapse of the political system
The fragile union
Collapse of the economy
The unfinished revolution
The creation of the Commonwealth
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