Russia's Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin (by Michael McFaul)


Author(s): Michael McFaul

Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish date: 2001-08-23
ISBN-10: 0801439000
ISBN-13: 9780801439001
Language: English
Description:
For centuries, dictators ruled Russia. Tsars and Communist Party
chiefs were in charge for so long some analysts claimed Russians
had a cultural predisposition for authoritarian leaders. Yet, as
a result of reforms initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev, new political
institutions have emerged that now require election of political
leaders and rule by constitutional procedures. Michael
McFaul—described by the New York Times as "one of the
leading Russia experts in the United States"—traces Russia's
tumultuous political history from Gorbachev's rise to power in
1985 through the 1999 resignation of Boris Yeltsin in favor of… more…

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