Russian Politics and Society

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1Soviet communism and its dissolution
1
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 'One of Today's Falsehoods', 1875, in A Writer's Diary, Volume 1, 1873-1876, trans. and annotated by Kenneth Lantz (London, Quartet Books, 1994), p. 288.
2
David Remnick, Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire (London, Viking, 1993), pp. 294-5.
3
Mikhail Gorbachev, Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World (London, Collins, 1987), p. 10.
4
Gorbachev, Perestroika, p. 25.
5
This is the theme of E.A. Hewett, Reforming the Soviet Economy: Equality vs Efficiency (Washington, DC, Brookings, 1988).
6
László Póti, 'The Soviet Reform: Domestic Aspects and Implications for East-Central Europe', in European Conference on 'Similarities and Differences in the Adaptation of the Countries of Central Europe to the European Community' (Budapest 28-30 November 1991, Euration), p. 32.
7
For example, Graeme Gill, 'Liberalization and Democratization in the Soviet Union and Russia', Democratization, Vol. 2, No. 3 (autumn 1995), pp. 313-36.
8
Neil Robinson, 'Gorbachev and the Place of the Party in Soviet Reform, 1985-91', Soviet Studies, Vol. 44, No. 3, 1992, pp. 423-44.
9
Izvestiya, 11 June 1989.
10
'Dekret o vlasti', Argumenty i fakty, No. 25 (23-9 June 1990), p. 1.
11
For example, the First Secretary of the Komi Republic (Yu. Spiridonov) and the city Party leader in Kursk (N. Golovin).
12
Póti, 'The Soviet Reform', p. 32.
13
David Remnick, New York Review of Books, 17 May 1990, p. 3.
14
Nina Andreeva, 'I Cannot Forgo My Principles', Sovetskaya Rossiya, 13 March 1988.
15
For a description of these events, see John Morrison, Boris Yeltsin (London, Penguin Books, 1991), and, for Yeltsin's own view, see Against the Grain: An Autobiography (London, Pan, 1991).
16
Estimate by V. Vorotnikov in Pravda, 26 March 1990, p. 2.
17
Brendan Kiernan, The End of Soviet Politics (Boulder, CO, Westview, 1993), p. 181.
18
L. Efimova, A. Sobyanin and D. Yur'ev, Argumenty i fakty, No. 29 (1990), p. 2.
19
Milovan Djilas, The New Class: An Analysis of the Communist System (New York, Praeger, 1957).
20
Yitzhak M. Brudny, Reinventing Russia: Russian Nationalism and the Soviet State, 1953-1991 (Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1999).
21
Edward Allworth, 'Ambiguities in Russian Group Identity and Leadership of the RSFSR', in Allworth (ed.), Ethnic Russia in the USSR (New York, 1980), pp. 24-5.
22
Ruslan Khasbulatov, The Struggle for Russia: Power and Change in the Democratic Revolution, edited by Richard Sakwa (London and New York, Routledge, 1993), p. 46.
23
Soviet News, 2 August 1989, p. 260.
24
Soviet News, 30 August 1989, p. 288.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures ix
  • Tables x
  • Preface to the Third Edition xi
  • Acknowledgements xiii
  • Note on Style, Spelling and Transliteration xiv
  • Glossary of Acronyms, Acrostics and Terms xv
  • Part I - The Fall of Communism and the Rebirth of Russia 1
  • 1: Soviet Communism and Its Dissolution 3
  • 2: The Disintegration of the Ussr 27
  • Part II - Political Institutions and Processes 43
  • 3: The New Constitutional Order 45
  • 4: Law and Society 72
  • 5: The Executive 98
  • 6: The Legislature 125
  • 7: Electoral Politics 140
  • 8: Party Development 172
  • Part III - Federalism, Regionalism and Nationalism 201
  • 9: Federalism and the State 203
  • 10: Regional and Local Politics 224
  • 11: National Identity and State-Building 254
  • Part IV - Economy and Society 277
  • 12: Marketising the Economy 279
  • 13: Society and Social Movements 305
  • 14: Cultural Transformation 331
  • Part V - Foreign Policies 347
  • 15: Foreign Policy 349
  • 16: Commonwealth, Community and Fragmentation 375
  • 17: Defence and Security Policy 396
  • Part VI - Dilemmas of Democratisation 423
  • 18: Problems of Transition 425
  • 19: Pluralism, Elites, Regime and Leadership 445
  • 20: Democracy in Russia 463
  • Notes 475
  • Select Bibliography 524
  • Index 527
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