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Final days : the inside story of the collapse of the Soviet Union

Author: A S Grachev
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As press secretary to Mikhail Gorbachev, Andrei Grachev witnessed and recorded many events unobserved by the general public. In this engaging and compelling book, he recounts these episodes in vivid detail, interpreting them in the context of the time. Highlighted are top-level meetings with Western leaders; State Council debates on a new treaty of union (promising, until Gorbachev and Yeltsin sparred over Russia's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Grachev, A.S.
Final days.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1995
(OCoLC)604094037
Online version:
Grachev, A.S.
Final days.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1995
(OCoLC)609222139
Named Person: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A S Grachev
ISBN: 0813322065 9780813322063
OCLC Number: 32467290
Language Note: Translation of : Dalʹshe bez meni︠a︡.
Notes: Also published in French as L'histoire vraie de la fin de l'URSS.
Description: xviii, 222 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface - after the putsch; mending the breach; reinforcements from the Second Front; on a crumbling verge; president without a country; one last mission for the Union; on the eve of the 74th anniversary of the great October Revolution; the mirage of a confederal state; a free man with nothing to fear; "a cloud in trousers"; fight to the finish; final hours; checking the pulse; last rites; burying a time-capsule; departure; afterword - a mythical kingdom vanishes, again.
Other Titles: Dalʹshe bez meni︠a︡--
Responsibility: Andrei S. Grachev ; with a foreword by Archie Brown ; translated by Margo Milne.

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