The Resource Russia's dead end : an insider's testimony from Gorbachev to Putin, Andrei A. Kovalev ; translated by Steven I. Levine ; foreword by Peter Reddaway

Russia's dead end : an insider's testimony from Gorbachev to Putin, Andrei A. Kovalev ; translated by Steven I. Levine ; foreword by Peter Reddaway

Label
Russia's dead end : an insider's testimony from Gorbachev to Putin
Title
Russia's dead end
Title remainder
an insider's testimony from Gorbachev to Putin
Statement of responsibility
Andrei A. Kovalev ; translated by Steven I. Levine ; foreword by Peter Reddaway
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
  • "An internal account of the political activities taking place inside the Kremlin from the fall of the USSR under the administration of Gorbachev to the future of Russia under Putin"--Provided by publisher
  • "Elite-level Soviet politics, privileged access to state secrets, knowledge about machinations inside the Kremlin--such is the environment in which Andrei A. Kovalev lived and worked. In this memoir of his time as a successful diplomat serving in various key capacities and as a member of Mikhail Gorbachev's staff, Kovalev reveals hard truths about his country as only a perceptive witness can do. In Russia's Dead End Kovalev shares his intimate knowledge of political activities behind the scenes at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Kremlin before and after the dissolution of the USSR in December 1991, including the Russia of Vladimir Putin. Kovalev analyzes Soviet efforts to comply with international human-rights obligations, the machinations of the KGB, and the link between corrupt oligarchs and state officials. He documents the fall of the USSR, the post-Soviet explosion of state terrorism and propaganda, and offers a nuanced historical explanation of the roots of Russia's contemporary crisis under Vladimir Putin. This insider's memoir provides a penetrating analysis of late-Soviet and post-Soviet Russian politics that is pungent, pointed, witty, and accessible. It assesses the current dangerous status of Russian politics and society while illuminating the path to a more just and democratic future"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kovalev, A. A.
Dewey number
947
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK288
LC item number
.K6913 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Levine, Steven I.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kovalev, A. A.
  • Glasnost
  • Perestroĭka
  • Diplomats
  • Presidents
  • Political culture
  • Political culture
  • Post-communism
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
Target audience
adult
Label
Russia's dead end : an insider's testimony from Gorbachev to Putin, Andrei A. Kovalev ; translated by Steven I. Levine ; foreword by Peter Reddaway
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A two-volume Russian-language edition of this book was published under the titles Svidetel'stvo iz-za kulis rossiiskoi politiki I : Mozhno li delat' dobro iz zla?; and Svidetel'stvo iz-za kulis rossiiskoi politiki II : Ugroza dlia sebia i okruzhaiushchikh (Stuttgart : Ibidem-Verlag, 2012)"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Diplomacy and Democratic Reforms -- 2. The August 1991 Coup : The Breaking Point -- 3. Anatomy of a Lost Decade, 1992-2000 -- 4. How the System Really Works -- 5. Inside the Secret Police State -- 6. Strangling Democracy -- 7. The New Russian Imperialism -- Conclusion -- Cast of Characters
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xlii, 347 pages
Isbn
9781612348933
Lccn
2016037673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962232608
  • 1637741
  • (OCoLC)ocn962232608
  • 1637741
Label
Russia's dead end : an insider's testimony from Gorbachev to Putin, Andrei A. Kovalev ; translated by Steven I. Levine ; foreword by Peter Reddaway
Publication
Note
"A two-volume Russian-language edition of this book was published under the titles Svidetel'stvo iz-za kulis rossiiskoi politiki I : Mozhno li delat' dobro iz zla?; and Svidetel'stvo iz-za kulis rossiiskoi politiki II : Ugroza dlia sebia i okruzhaiushchikh (Stuttgart : Ibidem-Verlag, 2012)"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Diplomacy and Democratic Reforms -- 2. The August 1991 Coup : The Breaking Point -- 3. Anatomy of a Lost Decade, 1992-2000 -- 4. How the System Really Works -- 5. Inside the Secret Police State -- 6. Strangling Democracy -- 7. The New Russian Imperialism -- Conclusion -- Cast of Characters
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xlii, 347 pages
Isbn
9781612348933
Lccn
2016037673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962232608
  • 1637741
  • (OCoLC)ocn962232608
  • 1637741

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