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Accurate and informative history of the time from the rise of Communism to the dissolution of the Union.
"My aim in this book is to make sense of the country as a whole, from the Kremlin down to provincial towns and villages and from the President's entourage down to ordinary Russians and the momentous changes in their circumstances since the USSR's abolition. Diverse types of evidence will be examined. The primary sources from the press and other media are listed in the bibliography; they include not only conventional ones such as scholarly books and articles but also magazines, films, CDs and Web sites. I have also learnt from conversations with Russian friends and with strangers on the street, in shops, on the bus or in the metro. The process has been enlivened by the necessity to keep one's eye simultaneously on the pages of the draft and on the continuing changes in Russia itself." This is a readable and fascinating look at modern Soviet experiences.
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