Gorbachev and the collapse of the Soviet Communist Party the historical and theoretical background by Euvgeny Novikov

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  • Soviet Union,
  • Soviet Union.,
  • Former Soviet republics.


  • Kommunisticheskai͡a︡ partii͡a︡ Sovetskogo Soi͡u︡za -- Influence.,
  • Communism -- Soviet Union -- History.,
  • Elite (Social sciences) -- Soviet Union.,
  • Post-communism -- Former Soviet republics.,
  • Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1985-1991.,
  • Soviet Union -- History -- Attempted coup, 1991.

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Includes bibliographical references.

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StatementEuvgeny Novikov, Patrick Bascio.
SeriesMajor concepts in politics and political theory,, v. 4
ContributionsBascio, Patrick, 1927-
LC ClassificationsHX314 .N68 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1415629M
ISBN 100820422878
LC Control Number93025107

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Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader, said he should have left the Communist party months before the attempted coup of Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images.

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