Eternal Russia

Eternal Russia

by Jonathan Steele, Ronald Steele
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674268385

ISBN-13: 9780674268388

Pub. Date: 07/21/1998

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Here is an eyewitness account of the six years of turbulent change from the Soviet Union to Russia. Jonathan Steele's three decades as a journalist covering that eternal nation have given him a keen and deeply informed perspective on the democratic revolution and the issues still threatening the new nation. What does the future hold for Russian democracy under

Overview


Here is an eyewitness account of the six years of turbulent change from the Soviet Union to Russia. Jonathan Steele's three decades as a journalist covering that eternal nation have given him a keen and deeply informed perspective on the democratic revolution and the issues still threatening the new nation. What does the future hold for Russian democracy under Yeltsin? Can market reform work? Under all the news and confusion, how much has the country really changed? Eternal Russia draws on Steele's interviews with key figures, including Gorbachev and the former Communist Party Politburo, as well as senior members of the Yeltsin inner circle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674268388
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
07/21/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

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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