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Age of delirium : the decline and fall of the Soviet Union

Author: David Satter
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The Soviet Union, an atheist state, endowed itself with the attributes of God. This text shows through individual stories what it meant to construct an entire state on the basis of a false idea, how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Satter
ISBN: 0300087055 9780300087055
OCLC Number: 46600534
Notes: Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1996.
Description: xvii, 424 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The coup --
The ideology --
Gorbachev and the party --
Truth seekers --
The workers --
The economy --
The border --
The KGB --
Internal policy --
Glasnost --
Homo Sovieticus --
The roots of fanaticism --
Ukraine --
Religion.
Responsibility: David Satter.

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"I had almost given up hope that any American could depict the true face of Russia and Soviet rule. In David Satter's Age of Delirium, the world has received a chronicle of the calvary of the Russian Read more...

 
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