Post-communism--Russia (Federation)--History, Political culture--Russia (Federation)--History, Perestroi?ka, Glasnost, Diplomats--Soviet Union--Biography, Political culture--Soviet Union--History, and Presidents--Soviet Union--Staff--Biography
Elite-level Soviet politics, privileged access to state secrets, knowledge about machinations inside the Kremlin—such is the environment in which Andrei A. Kovalev lived and worked. In this memoir of his time as a diplomat in key capacities and as a member of Mikhail Gorbachev's staff, Kovalev reveals hard truths about his country as only a perceptive witness can. In Russia's Dead End, Kovalev shares his intimate knowledge of political activities behind the scenes at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Kremlin before the dissolution of the USSR in December 1991 and afterward, including during the administration of Vladimir Putin.Kovalev analyzes Soviet efforts to comply with international human-rights obligations, the machinations of the KGB, and the link between corrupt oligarchs and state officials. He documents the fall of the USSR and the post-Soviet explosion of state terrorism and propaganda, and offers a nuanced historical explanation of the roots of Russia's contemporary crisis under Vladimir Putin. This insider's memoir provides a penetrating analysis of late-Soviet and post-Soviet Russian politics that is pungent, pointed, witty, and accessible. It assesses the current dangerous status of Russian politics and society while illuminating the path to a more just and democratic future.
Zakharova, O. I︠U︡. (Oksana I︠U︡rʹevna) and Оксана Захарова
Diplomatic etiquette--Soviet Union--History, Diplomatic and consular service, Soviet--History, Political customs and rites--Soviet Union--History, Heads of state--Soviet Union--Anecdotes, Diplomats--Soviet Union--Anecdotes, Ambassadors--Anecdotes, Dinners and dining--Soviet Union--History, and A99-R5
Levine, Steven I, Kovalev, A. A. (Andreĭ Anatolʹevich), Andrei A. Kovalev, translated by Steven I. Levine, and foreword by Peter Reddaway
Kovalev, A. A. (Andreĭ Anatolʹevich), Glasnost, Perestroĭka, Diplomats--Soviet Union--Biography, Presidents--Soviet Union--Staff--Biography, Political culture--Soviet Union--History, Political culture--Russia (Federation)--History, Post-communism--Russia (Federation)--History, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union, Soviet Union--Politics and government--1985-1991, and Russia (Federation)--Politics and government--1991-
Tunkin, G. I. (Grigoriĭ Ivanovich), Butler, William Elliott, 1939- editor, translator., Tunkin, Vladimir G. (Vladimir Grigorevich), 1940- editor, translator., Tunkin, Vladimir G. (Vladimir Grigorevich), 1940- Recollections of my father, Grigorii Ivanovich Tunkin., Vinogradoff Institute (Dickinson School of Law), and Tunkin, G. I. (Grigoriĭ Ivanovich)
Lawyers -- Soviet Union -- Diaries., Diplomats -- Soviet Union -- Diaries., International law., and International relations.
"The present volume brings together a set of materials unique to the Tunkin family and of considerable interest to historians of international law, legal doctrine, and international diplomacy. The book opens with the Recollections of Grigorii Ivanovich Tunkin by his youngest son, Vladimir Grigorevich Tunkin. These are followed by the texts of Tunkin's lectures at The Hague Academy of International Law delivered on four occasions between 1958 and 1986."--Publisher's website.
Diplomats -- Soviet Union -- Biography., Iranologists -- Soviet Union -- Biography., Iranologists -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography., Political persecution -- Soviet Union -- Biography., Auxiliary sciences of history., and Autobiography (memoirs)