Post-Soviet Russia: A Journey Through the Yeltsin Era by Zhores Medvedev

Post-Soviet Russia: A Journey Through the Yeltsin Era

byZhores Medvedev, George Shriver

Kobo ebook | August 21, 2012

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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

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 ...
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Title:Post-Soviet Russia: A Journey Through the Yeltsin EraFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 21, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023150263X

ISBN - 13:9780231502634

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Table of Contents

Translator's Note
Introduction
PART 1.
MYTHS AND REALITIES OF CAPTIALISM IN RUSSIA
1. A Capitalist Perestroika: First Steps, 1992--1993
2. Obstacles to Capitalist Development in Russia
3. Privatization, Government Crisis, and Elections (1993)
4. The End of Market Romanticism
5. Russia's New Class
PART 2.
THE ELECTIONS OF 1995--96 AND THEIR AFTERMATH
6. Duma Elections, December 1995
7. Gennady Zyuganov as Politician and Ideologist
8. The Inevitability of Change
PART 3.
1998: A YEAR OF UPHEAVAL
9. "War on the Rails''
10. Financial Collapse and Another Change of Government
POSTSCRIPT
YELTSIN'S LAST YEAR
11. Why the Dismissal of Primakov?
12. The Dismissal of Stepashin
13. Who Is Putin?
14. The Second Chechnya War
15. The December 1999 Elections
16. A Change Without a Coup or Revolution
Index

Editorial Reviews

Medvedev's book is a first-rate political chronicle that will undoubtedly figure as one of the best accounts of the events described.