The New Russians

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Random House Publishing Group, 1991 - History - 734 pages
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Examines the contemporary Soviet Union, assesses the impact of Gorbachev's sweeping reforms on the lives of ordinary Soviet citizens, and speculates about the future

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User Review  - Denise DeRocher - Goodreads

H. Smith writes cogently about one of my favorite subjects. He's erudite yet succinct; knows his facts; and works from a theoretical base that supplies the reader with a foundation for learning about the monumental changes that happened after the dissolution of the USSR. Read full review

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User Review  - Kirk Lowery - Goodreads

A better title for this book would be, "The Life and Times of MS Gorbachov." It is a political history of the transition years of 1985-1990 and how the Communist Party was forced by economic rot to ... Read full review


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Hedrick Smith, a television producer since 1986, was a longtime reporter, editor, and bureau chief for The New York Times, and is the author of The Power Game: How Washington Works (Random House, 1988).

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