Remaking Russia (Google eBook)

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M.E. Sharpe
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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
WHO ARE WE?
11
By Candlelight Near My Beloved
13
In My Beginning Is My End Traditional Values in Russian Social Life and Thought
23
Who Are We?
37
I Object What Constitutes the Tragedy of Russian History
51
WHERE ARE WE GOING?
65
New Dangers New Hopes
67
HOW DO WE GET THERE?
165
The First Phase of Economic Reform in Russia What Can We Expect in the 1990s?
167
Separatism and Federalism in Contemporary Russia
185
Fitting the Punishment to the Crime and Politics Too
203
The Presidency in Russia Evolution and Prospects
217
The Religious and Spiritual Factor in the Making of a New Russia
233
Reviving the Humanities in Modern Russia
255
Of Easter Eggs Black Holes and Heroes
271

Russias Silver Age Yesterday and Today Questions in the Void
79
But Where Is the Tsar?
91
The Minefield of Russian Constitutionalism Before and After October 1993
107
Modern Russia and the Ghost of Weimar Germany
129
The Sign of Our Times Democracy Authoritarianism or
147
New Russia in Search of an Identity
277
Major Events of 19851993 from the Appointment of Mikhail Gorbachev to the December 1993 Elections
291
Persons Mentioned in the Text
307
INDEX
321
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