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A little corner of freedom : Russian nature protection from Stalin to Gorbachëv

Author: Douglas R Weiner
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A little corner of freedom sheds new light on Soviet politics, revealing how a Russian nationalist movement used the protective umbra of environmentalism to become a cultural and political force, and how ordinary citizens used it to launch the first mass protests at the dawn of glasnost. It shows how activists were able to establish personal ties with local, provincial, and republic-level politicians who came to  Read more...
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Weiner, Douglas R., 1951-
Little corner of freedom.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©1999
(DLC) 97040206
(OCoLC)37606372
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas R Weiner
ISBN: 9780520928114 0520928113
OCLC Number: 47011836
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 556 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Ch. 1. Environmental Activism and Social Identity --
Ch. 2. Archipelago of Freedom --
Ch. 3. The Road to "Liquidation": Conservation in the Postwar Years --
Ch. 4. Zapovedniki in Peril, 1948-1950 --
Ch. 5. Liquidation: The Second Phase, 1950 --
Ch. 6. The Deluge, 1951 --
Ch. 7. In the Throes of Crisis: VOOP in Stalin's Last Years --
Ch. 8. Death and Purgatory --
Ch. 9. VOOP after Stalin: Survival and Decay --
Ch. 10. Resurrection --
Ch. 11. A Time to Build --
Ch. 12. A Time to Meet --
Ch. 13. More Trouble in Paradise: Crises of the Zapovedniki in the Khrushchev Era --
Ch. 14. Student Movements: Catalysts for a New Activism --
Ch. 15. Three Men in a Boat: VOOP in the Early 1960s --
Ch. 16. Storm over Baikal --
Ch. 17. Science Doesn't Stand Still --
Ch. 18. Environmental Struggles in the Era of Stagnation --
Ch. 19. Environmental Activism under Gorbachev.
Other Titles: Russian nature protection from Stalin to Gorbachëv
Responsibility: Douglas R. Weiner.
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