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Russia’s Transition to Democracy

An Internal Political History, 1989–1996

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Foreword by Sir Brian Fall GCVO KCMG, HM Ambassador, Moscow, 1992–1995; Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

This book is a concise account of the collapse of the USSR and the turbulent first years of Yeltsin’s Russia. Written by a Foreign Office expert, Russia’s transition to democracy is charted through an exhaustive analysis of the mistakes made by, and the problems faced by, all political groupings. Western responses to events, and their effect on the internal Russian political scene, are scrutinized and judged.

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-898723-57-8
Hardback Price: £45.00 / $69.95
Release Date: December 1996
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-898723-58-5
Paperback Price: £19.95 / £24.95
Release Date: December 1996
Page Extent / Format: 288 pp. / 229 x 152 mm
Illustrated: No


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As a reference work there is little currently available to match its detailed chronological style.
Royal Institute of International Affairs

Thoroughly deserving of a place on reading lists for courses on recent Russian history.
Archie Brown, St Antony’s College, Oxford

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