Envoy to Moscow: Memories of an Israeli Ambassador, 1988-92 [NOOK Book]

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The personal memoir of Aryeh Levin, Israel's first Ambassador to Russia since the severance of relations between the two countries in 1967.

Aryeh Levin's four-year tenure as Ambassador to Moscow coincided with great upheavals in the life and times of both Israel and Russia. He was witness to the momentous events that led to the collapse of the Soviet empire and was instrumental in facilitating the ...
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Envoy to Moscow: Memories of an Israeli Ambassador, 1988-92

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Overview

The personal memoir of Aryeh Levin, Israel's first Ambassador to Russia since the severance of relations between the two countries in 1967.

Aryeh Levin's four-year tenure as Ambassador to Moscow coincided with great upheavals in the life and times of both Israel and Russia. He was witness to the momentous events that led to the collapse of the Soviet empire and was instrumental in facilitating the immigration of almost half a million Jews to Israel.
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Details Levin's experiences as head of Israel's Mission in the Soviet Union and Russia during the concluding years of the Soviet state and the massive immigration of Soviet Jews to Israel. Includes several black and white photos. Paper edition (unseen). Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135241292
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Series: Cummings Center Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 418
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Preface
1 Preparations 1
2 Reconnaissance to Confrontation 12
3 Moscow-Zagorsk-Leningrad 23
4 Access through Research 33
5 An Introduction to Shevardnadze 47
6 The Thaw Begins 62
7 Jewish Culture Reinstated 72
8 A Duologue in Cairo 81
9 A Dutch Consulate at the Israeli Embassy 91
10 Visitors and Natives 103
11 A Turn of the Tide 131
12 An Endemic Disease 154
13 Emigration to Immigration 167
14 High Stakes: Jewish Magnates and Middle East Peace 185
15 Aunt Sonya 199
16 The Curtain Falls - Halfway 208
17 Agony and Death of the Regime 216
18 For Purely Humanitarian Reasons 234
19 We Raise the Flag 242
20 Still No Ordinary Days 259
21 A General, Then a Coup 281
22 The Death of Friends 300
23 The Embassy Opens 313
24 Heirs of the Empire 330
25 From Bukhara to Ararat 348
26 Winding Up 378
Postscriptum 397
Glossary 401
Index 403
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