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Kremlin in Transition: Gorbachev 1985-1989 John W. Parker

Kremlin in Transition: Gorbachev 1985-1989

John W. Parker

Published February 11th 1991
ISBN : 9780044458906
Hardcover
368 pages
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This is an attempt at a systematic representation and interpretation of a crucial transitional decade in recent Soviet political history - from the death of Fedor Kulakov in July 1978, which reopened the Brezhnev succession struggle and made possibleMoreThis is an attempt at a systematic representation and interpretation of a crucial transitional decade in recent Soviet political history - from the death of Fedor Kulakov in July 1978, which reopened the Brezhnev succession struggle and made possible Mikhail Gorbachevs promotion to Moscow, to Gorbachevs seeming mastery of the Kremlin by 1989. From the Soviet-provoked war of nerves against NATOs dual track INF decision, beginning in the late 1970s, to the unilateral force and defense budget reductions Gorbachev announced in December 1988 and early 1989 and from of mostly secretive elite politicking to a new order of democratization and expanding mass politics.