Author: Irina Prokhorova
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0857052020
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1990 from the Author: Irina Prokhorova. Although 1989 and 1991 witnessed more spectacular events, 1990 was a year of embryonic change in Russia: Article 6 of the constitution was abolished, and with it the Party's monopoly on political power. This fascinating collection of documentary evidence crystalises the aspirations of the Russian people in the days before Communism finally fell. It charts - among many other social developments - the appearance of new political parties and independent trade unions, the rapid evolution of mass media, the emergence of a new class of entrepreneurs, a new openness about sex and pornography and a sudden craze for hot-air ballooning, banned under the Communist regime. 1990 is a reminder of the confusion and aspirations of the year before Communism finally collapsed in Russia, and a tantalising glimpse of the paths that may have been taken if Yeltsin's coup had not forced the issue in 1991.

A History Of Russia The Soviet Union And Beyond

Author: David MacKenzie
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Size: 34.89 MB
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A History Of Russia The Soviet Union And Beyond from the Author: David MacKenzie. This text presents a comprehensive look at the history of Russia and the other republics of the former Soviet Union from the beginnings in ancient Russia to the present. The book provides a balanced view of Russian and Soviet history, treating not only political, military, and diplomatic history, but socioeconomic, religious, and cultural history of the region as well.

Who Lost Russia

Author: Peter Conradi
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786070421
Size: 58.24 MB
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Who Lost Russia from the Author: Peter Conradi. When the Soviet Union collapsed on 26 December 1991, it looked like the start of a remarkable new era of peace and co-operation. Some even dared to declare the end of history, assuming all countries would converge on enlightenment values and liberal democracy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Russia emerged from the 1990s battered and humiliated; the parallels with Weimar Germany are striking. Goaded on by a triumphalist West, a new Russia has emerged, with a large arsenal of upgraded weapons, conventional and nuclear, determined to reassert its national interests in the ‘near abroad’ – Chechnya, Georgia and Ukraine – as well as fighting a proxy war in the Middle East. Meanwhile, NATO is executing large-scale manoeuvres and stockpiling weaponry close to Russia’s border. In this provocative new work, Peter Conradi argues that we have consistently failed to understand Russia and its motives, and in doing so, have made a powerful enemy.

The Russian Federation

Author: Joseph Laurence Black
Size: 35.98 MB
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The Russian Federation from the Author: Joseph Laurence Black.

Friday Night Lights

Author: H. G. Bissinger
ISBN: 9781439557747
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Friday Night Lights from the Author: H. G. Bissinger. Chronicles a football season in Odessa, Texas, a depressed all-American town that lives and dies with the fortunes of its high school football team.

The Fourth Turning

Author: William Strauss
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780307485052
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The Fourth Turning from the Author: William Strauss. First came the postwar High, then the Awakening of the '60s and '70s, and now the Unraveling. This audacious and provocative book tells us what to expect just beyond the start of the next century. Are you ready for the Fourth Turning? Strauss and Howe will change the way you see the world--and your place in it. In The Fourth Turning, they apply their generational theories to the cycles of history and locate America in the middle of an unraveling period, on the brink of a crisis. How you prepare for this crisis--the Fourth Turning--is intimately connected to the mood and attitude of your particular generation. Are you one of the can-do "GI generation," who triumphed in the last crisis? Do you belong to the mediating "Silent Majority," who enjoyed the 1950s High? Do you fall into the "awakened" Boomer category of the 1970s and 1980s, or are you a Gen-Xer struggling to adapt to our splintering world? Whatever your stage of life, The Fourth Turning offers bold predictions about how all of us can prepare, individually and collectively, for America's next rendezvous with destiny. From the Trade Paperback edition.

I Remember Like Now

Author: ChaĂ¯m Goldberg
Publisher: Black Moss Pr
ISBN: 9780887532399
Size: 36.12 MB
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I Remember Like Now from the Author: ChaĂ¯m Goldberg.