John Barber, 9 November 1989
Show More The Long Road to Freedom: Russia and Glasnost by Walter Laqueur.
Unwin Hyman, 325 pp., £16.95, September 1989, 0 04 440343 7Show More
Glasnost in Action: Cultural Renaissance in Russia by Alec Nove.
Unwin Hyman, 251 pp., £15, September 1989, 9780044453406Show More
Soviet History in the Gorbachev Revolution by R.W. Davies.
Macmillan, 232 pp., £29.50, July 1989, 0 333 49741 4Show More
Beyond Perestroika: The Future of Gorbachev’s USSR by Ernest Mandel, translated by Gus Fagan.
Verso, 214 pp., £34.95, May 1989, 9780860912231Show More
Perestroika in Perspective: The Design and Dilemmas of Soviet Reform by Padma Desai.
Tauris, 138 pp., £14.95, July 1989, 1 85043 141 8Show More
“... Observers of Soviet politics in recent months might be forgiven for having a sense of déjà vu. The summer began with the first sessions of the Congress of People’s Deputies and the Supreme Soviet, whose open controversy and criticism of all aspects of Soviet life continued where the 19th Party Conference of June 1988 had left off. Then followed an uneasy month while Mikhail Gorbachev took his annual vacation ...”