Post-Soviet Russia: A Journey Through the Yeltsin Era

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Columbia University Press, Aug 21, 2012 - Political Science - 394 pages
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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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Medvedev has long been a critic of the Soviet Union (see, e.g., Let History Judge, LJ 6/1/89. rev. ed.) because that system did not live up to the ideals of equality that it professed. In this new ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
PART 1 Myths and Realities of Capitalism in Russia
7
First Steps 19921993
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 Russias New Class
169
PART 2 The Elections of 199596 and Their Aftermath
201
9 War on the Rails
279
10 Financial Collapse and Another Change of Government
302
Yeltsins Last Year
341
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

6 Duma Elections December 1995
203
7 Gennady Zyuganov as Politician and Ideologist
227
8 The Inevitability of Change
264
A Year of Upheaval
277
16 A Change Without a Coup or Revolution
360
Index
363
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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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