Is Russia Reformable?: Change And Resistance From Stalin To Gorbachev

1st Edition

Robert V. Daniels

Routledge
Published September 18, 2018
Reference - 152 Pages
ISBN 9780367003326 - CAT# K402706

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Summary

History is always full of surprises as it unfolds before us. The Soviet Union, for decades a seemingly frozen monolith of totalitarian rigidity and paranoid bellicosity, suddenly finds itself under a leader in the person of Mikhail Gorbachev who calls for "radical restructuring," openness," and even a "revolution." Outsiders justly wonder if this means a new era of reform, or whether the nature of the Soviet system and its historical roots makes real change impossible. This book is based on a series of articles that the author wrote during the first two years after Gorbachev assumed the Soviet leadership in March 1985.

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