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By Louis Sell
Published: 15 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7400-8
... Andrei Sakharov perestroika glasnost Boris Yeltsin Nina Andreyeva ...
Book Chapter

By Louis Sell
Published: 15 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7400-8
... Boris Yeltsin Mikhail Gorbachev Leonid Kravchuk Belavezha accord ...
Book Chapter

By Louis Sell
Published: 15 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374008-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7400-8
... The failed August 1991 coup marked the practical finish of Gorbachev’s rule, the triumph of Boris Yeltsin, and the end of the USSR. This chapter discusses the origins, events, and consequences of the coup. It describes Gorbachev’s ambiguous relations with the coup, Yeltsin’s courageous...
Book Chapter

By Louis Sell
Published: 15 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7400-8
... August coup Boris Yeltsin Mikhail Gorbachev living ring Russian White House ...
Book Chapter

By Louis Sell
Published: 15 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7400-8
... Boris Yeltsin Mikhail Gorbachev George H. W. Bush German unification Five Hundred Days ...
Book Chapter

By Louis Sell
Published: 15 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7400-8
... Soviet economy Soviet military spending Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Mikhail Gorbachev Boris Yeltsin ...
Published: 15 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374008-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7400-8
... of formerly secret information about Soviet history and contemporary reality undermined belief in the system Gorbachev was seeking to rejuvenate. In 1987, the Soviet economy entered a decline from which it never emerged. In October Moscow party boss Boris Yeltsin was fired after he attacked Gorbachev...
Published: 15 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374008-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7400-8
... political, ethnic, and social criticism that eroded the foundations of the system. The chapter ends with a discussion of the role of individual leaders in the collapse, including Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Reagan, and Bush. Soviet economy Soviet military spending Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Mikhail...
Book Chapter

By Louis Sell
Published: 15 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374008-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7400-8
... This chapter describes Gorbachev’s doomed efforts to negotiate a new union treaty; the catastrophic economic situation across the USSR; Yeltsin’s decision to adopt a sweeping, separate program of economic reform in Russia; the December Ukrainian independence referendum, which marked...
Published: 15 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374008-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7400-8
... The chapter opens with the diplomacy leading to 1990 German unification, largely on Western terms. It shows that unification arrangements contained no provisions blocking NATO’s subsequent eastward expansion. It covers Boris Yeltsin’s march to political power in Russia and the conflict between...
Published: 15 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374008-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7400-8
... Shultz in what was called the “mini-thaw of 1983.” The chapter describes hard-line policy memo NSDD-75 and economic measures against the USSR. It describes the downing in 1983 of a Korean airliner, based on secret material released by Yeltsin and the author’s participation in a moving commemorative...