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- DescriptionIn 1991, in a huge experiment with a people and in a state of euphoria, Boris Yeltsin abolished the USSR and recreated the Russian nation. At the point of its declaration it was in a state of ecomic and social disarray and yet there were high hopes - hopes which have subsequently been dashed. Robert Service brings to bear his vast kwledge of the people and the country to put the recent upheavals into context and he shows that t everything changed for the worst 1991. The Gorbachev years have allowed the Russian people to give a priority to living a private life and shutting the door on the state. They could think what they liked. They could enjoy intellectual and religious freedom, and indulge in recreations their income would allow. Gays and lesbians could come 'out'. The youth culture could finally be loosed from constraints. This is a broad political, social and cultural history of one of the newest nations ever to be formed.
- Author BiographyRobert Service is the author of the trilogy Lenin: A Political Life - which is acknowledged as the definitve academic political biography of the man - and of Lenin: A Biography (Macmillan) and History of 20th Century Russia (Penguin), and numerous other books on Russian history.
- Author(s)Robert Service
- PublisherPan Macmillan
- Date of Publication20/09/2002
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Out-of-print date13/06/2007
- Content Noteillustrations (chiefly colour) facsimiles (colour and b&w), portraits (colour and b&w)
- Weight745 g
- Width153 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine38 mm
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