Post-Soviet Russia: A Journey Through the Yeltsin Era [NOOK Book]

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Roy Medvedev, one of the world's best-known Russian scholars and a former consultant to both Gorbachev and Yeltsin analyzes the main events that have transpired in the Russian federation since late August 1991. He looks at the plans that were meant to

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Post-Soviet Russia: A Journey Through the Yeltsin Era

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Overview

Roy Medvedev, one of the world's best-known Russian scholars and a former consultant to both Gorbachev and Yeltsin analyzes the main events that have transpired in the Russian federation since late August 1991. He looks at the plans that were meant to

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231502634
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 394
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Roy Medvedev, a historian and political activist, was a member of the Soviet parliament from 1989 to 1991. He is the author of numerous books, including Khrushchev: The Years in Power; On Soviet Dissent; The October Revolution; and Let History Judge: The Origins and Consequences of Stalinism.

George Shriver has translated and edited several books, including Let History Judge, The October Revolution, and Gorbachev: On My Country and the World (Columbia).


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Table of Contents

Translator's Note vii
Introduction 1
Part 1 Myths and Realities of Capitalism in Russia
1. A Capitalist Perestroika: First Steps, 1992-1993 9
2. Obstacles to Capitalist Development in Russia 46
3. Privatization, Government Crisis, and Elections (1993) 86
4. The End of Market Romanticism 136
5. Russia's New Class 169
Part 2 The Elections of 1995-96 and Their Aftermath
6. Duma Elections, December 1995 203
7. Gennady Zyuganov as Politician and Ideologist 227
8. The Inevitability of Change 264
Part 3 1998: A Year of Upheaval
9. "War on the Rails" 279
10. Financial Collapse and Another Change of Government 302
Postscript: Yeltsin's Last Year
11. Why the Dismissal of Primakov? 343
12. The Dismissal of Stepashin 349
13. Who is Putin? 351
14. The Second Chechnya War 356
15. The December 1999 Elections 358
16. A Change Without a Coup or Revolution 360
Index 363
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