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The new Russians

Author: Hedrick Smith
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The story of the 2nd Russian Revolution.
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Named Person: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hedrick Smith
ISBN: 0394581903 9780394581903 0380716518 9780380716517
OCLC Number: 22511064
Description: xxxi, 621 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Roots of reform: The hidden wellsprings of reform ; The Brezhnev generation : slide into cynicism ; Gorbachev and Khrushchev generation ; How did Gorbachev make it to the top? --
pt. 2. The awakening: "What do you think?" ; Glasnost : a marriage of political convenience ; Troubadours of truth ; Stalinism : the open wound ; The media versus the apparat --
pt. 3. Looking for Perestroika: The culture of envy ; Why the reluctant farmers? ; The captive captains of Soviet industry ; The new entrepreneurs : trying out capitalism --
pt. 4. The empire tearing apart: Uzbekistan : "Our language is our heart and our soul" ; Armenia and Azerbaijan : a Soviet Lebanon ; Lithuania : breaking the taboo of secession ; Backlash in Mother Russia --
pt. 5. The taste of democracy: Grass-roots activism : reinventing politics ; Elections : crossing out party bosses ; Congress : genesis of an opposition ; Communism : "knee-deep in gasoline" ; The party : losing power, losing people ; City Hall : the new political entrepreneurs --
pt. 6. Conclusion: The outlook : will it collapse of will it endure?
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The story of the 2nd Russian Revolution.

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