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By Louis Sell
Published: 15 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7400-8
... Yuriy Andropov Boris Pasternak Diamond Affair Semyon Tsvigun KGB ...
Published: 15 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374008-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7400-8
... Longtime KGB chief Yuriy Andropov took power in the Kremlin after Brezhnev’s death in 1982, determined to reform the sclerotic regime he inherited but also aware that for health reasons he had only a limited amount of time to act. Andropov imposed a discipline campaign that aroused widespread...
Published: 15 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374008-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7400-8
.... The chapter describes the origins of the human rights movement, the rise of unofficial samizdat literature, the creation of the underground dissident journal The Chronicle of Current Events , the Jewish emigration movement, Andrei Sakharov and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and KGB chief Yuriy Andropov’s efforts...