The last years of the Soviet empire : snapshots from 1985-1991
- Vladimir Shlapentokh, in collaboration with Neil F. O'Donnell.
- Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1993.
- Physical description
- xvi, 223 p. ; 25 cm.
- 1985-1986 - Initial Steps Toward Modernisation of Gorbachev's Reforms - Ritual or Reality?-- June, 1985--
- 1987 - The Beginnings of Real Change and Real Unrest-- Ethnic Tensions Smolder in Russia-- January, 1987--
- 1988 - Political Progress, Economic Decline and Increasing Tension--
- 1989 - The Masses Speak Out--
- 1990 - The Battle Over the Empire--
- 1991 - The End of the Empire-- Gorbachev - The World's Most Important Hostage-- August, 1991-- The Most Bourgeois Revolution in History-- August, 1991-- Emperor Francis-Joseph - Ten Heads of State are not Viable, September, 1991.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Shlapentokh collects essay snapshots of events in the Soviet empire that detail the progress of perestroika and glasnost. The essays and the accompanying narrative form a political diary, reflecting not only the facts of history, but also the author's perspective as a Soviet/Western observer.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Includes index.
- 0275944409 (alk. paper)
- 9780275944407 (alk. paper)
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