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Mikhail Gorbachev and the end of Soviet power

by Miller, John

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Soviet Union
    • Subjects:
    • Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931-,
    • Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1985-1991,
    • Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1953-1985

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-253) and index.

      StatementJohn Miller.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDK288 .M55 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 267 p. ;
      Number of Pages267
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1725607M
      ISBN 100312090803, 0333546156
      LC Control Number92029615

        His 70th birthday had just passed and the 10th anniversary of his enforced resignation was approaching, but Mikhail Gorbachev, against all the odds, was enjoying the sweet taste of power .   Gorbachev, too, had crucial connections with the KGB at the highest level. He probably would never have ascended to power without the patronage of Yuri Andropov, the head of Soviet .

        Timing also came into play. Gorbachev’s rise to leader of the Soviet Union on Ma , followed a string of USSR ruler deaths, when Leonid Brezhnev died in , Yuri Andropov died in. Mikhail Gorbachev's writing has always been difficult at best. As a lawyer and a life-long aparatchik, never have more exciting ideas been presented in such bland and even obtuse prose. Nevertheless, Gorbachev's Memoirs are worth reading for anyone interested in the historic changes that brought an end to the Cold War and the nuclear arms race/5(5).

        Gorbachev’s internationally negotiated withdrawal of Soviet troops while ensuring that Afghanistan’s ruling group under Mohammad Najibullah remained in power for . Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeyevich mēkhəyēl´ sĭrgā´yəvich gərbəchof´, –, Soviet political leader. Born in the agricultural region of Stavropol, Gorbachev studied law at Moscow State Univ., where in he married a philosophy student, Raisa Maksimovna Titorenko (?–99).


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