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Eternal Russia

Yeltsin, Gorbachev, and the Mirage of Democracy

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$17.50 • £14.95 • €16.00

ISBN 9780674268388

Publication Date: 07/21/1998


427 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Not for sale in UK & British Commonwealth (except Canada)

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part One: A Special Society
    • 1. First Shoots of a Civil Society
    • 2. The Leaders’ Legacy
    • 3. The Roots of Failure
    • 4. A Very Russian Coup
  • Part Two: The Fall of Communism
    • 5. Challenge to the Party
      • Surrender at the Polls
    • 6. The Failure of Reform
      • The Party Is Over
  • Part Three: End of Empire
    • 7. The Imperial Rings
      • Farewell, Afghanistan
      • Eastern Europe
    • 8. The Soviet Disunion
      • The Baltics Break Loose
      • Ukraine Departs
    • 9. Russia v. the USSR; Yeltsin v. Gorbachev
      • The Final Days
      • The Russian Idea
  • Part Four: Towards New Institutions
    • 10. Parliament, Soviet-style
    • 11. Lure of the Strong Hand
    • 12. Big Shock, Little Therapy
      • Down on the Farm
      • Miners and Unions
    • 13. Nationalism at a Low Level
    • 14. A Law-based State
    • 15. The “New Russia”
    • 16. October 1993
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index

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