The New Russians

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Random House, 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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Probably one of the best histories of Russia circa 1985-1990 that you're ever going to read. It captures the essence of this critical time in history, and reading it now will help you understand Russia of 2009. Read full review

Review: The New Russians

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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

Contents

The Hidden Wellsprings of Reform
5
Gorbachev and the Khrushchev
31
How Did Gorbachev Make It to the Top?
57
Copyright

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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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