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The new Russia

Author: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity, 2016.
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After years of rapprochement, the relationship between Russia and the West is more strained now than it has ever been in the past 25 years. Putin's motives, his reasons for seeking confrontation with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931- author.
New Russia
Cambridge, UK : Polity, 2016
(DLC) 2015042490
Named Person: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev
ISBN: 9781509503896 1509503897 9781509503919 1509503919
OCLC Number: 932463437
Notes: First published in Russian as Posle Kremlya, Moskva : Vesʹ Mir, 2014.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: To my readers --
Preface: Perestroika and the future --
Trying to bury me --
I. After Perestroika --
The 1990s : Defending Perestroika --
My last day in the Kremlin --
A new beginning, without presidential immunity --
Shock therapy --
The search for a scapegoat, threats --
The Gorbachev Foundation : its first reports --
December 1991 : politics and morality --
Salvation in work --
Attempts to "destabilize" me --
The "Trial of the CPSU" --
First results of shock therapy --
A year after the coup --
My stance --
The slide towards social catastrophe --
On the brink of crisis --
Fateful decisions, fateful days --
A state of emergency is not the way to stability --
Defects of the new Constitution --
1994 gets off to a bad start --
Economists advise but the government is not listening --
Nikita Khrushchev : lessons in courage and lessons from mistakes --
The Union could have been saved --
The economy : what now? --
Meetings in the regions --
Chechnya : a war that could have been avoided --
1995 : 10 years of Perestroika --
The intelligentsia --
Government and society --
The need for an alternative --
Breaking through the conspiracy of silence --
Letters relating to the 1996 presidential election campaign --
Discrediting elections --
The final years of the millennium --
The Gorbachev Foundation's "First Five-Year Plan" --
The elections fail to bring stability --
The storm breaks in 1998 --
How to come out of the crisis? --
Letters of support --
Raisa Gorbacheva --
II. Whither Russia? --
Putin : the beginning --
The new president : hopes, problems, fears --
What is Glasnost? --
The heavy burden of the presidency --
My social-democratic choice --
Russia needs social democracy --
Issues and more issues --
The zero years of the 2000s? --
The Yukos affair --
A party of new bureaucrats --
A second presidential term : what for? --
A new direction, or more of the same? --
Full of contradictions : the first decade of the new millennium --
New elections --
Democracy in distress --
Operation Successor --
Ideas and people --
Saakashvili's adventure and the West : my reaction --
Ordeal by global crisis --
Defending the credo of Perestroika --
Disturbing trends --
My eightieth birthday --
Russian politics in a quandary --
A new Era of Stagnation? --
The presidential "reshuffle" and the Duma elections --
For fair elections! --
Society awakens --
A decision to tighten the screws --
Some letters of support in recent years --
The need for dialogue between the government and society --
III. Today's uneasy world --
The relevance of New Thinking --
Challenges of globalization --
The challenge of security --
Ban the bomb! --
Consequences of NATO expansion --
The world after 9/11 --
Poverty is a political problem --
Responding to the environmental challenge --
The water crisis --
The threat of climate change --
We need a new model of development --
Meetings in America : George Shultz and Ronald Reagan --
Partners should be equal --
The role of the United States in the world --
"America needs its own Perestroika" --
The election of Obama --
The future of Europe --
Germany --
On a solid foundation --
Major figures in European politics --
Looking East : China, Russia and Japan --
A Simmering Region : Egypt and Syria --
Russia and Ukraine --
History Is Not Fated --
Conclusion: Reflections of an optimist.
Other Titles: Posle Kremli︠a︡.
Responsibility: Mikhail Gorbachev.
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