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Power and politics in the Soviet Union

Cooper, Leo

Power and politics in the Soviet Union

the crumbling of an Empire

by Cooper, Leo

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Published by Macmillan Press in Basingstoke .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soviet Union -- Politics and government.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementLeo Cooper ; foreword by Philip Hanson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDK61 .C66 1992
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 160 p.
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21479429M
    ISBN 100333570480

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    When the Soviet Union fell in , three of its 15 components, the Baltic States, joined the European Union, and a fourth, Moldova, may well join in the future. The other 11 quickly became presidential republics, following the lead given by Boris Cited by: 2.   Communism in the Soviet Union and Why it Failed Communism is defined as "a system of political and economic organization in which property is owned by the community and all citizens share in the enjoyment of the common wealth, more or less according to their need." In the rise of power in the Marxist-inspired Bolsheviks in Russia.

    Creative writers enjoyed great prestige in both the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union because of literature's unique role as a sounding board for deeper political and social issues. Vladimir Lenin believed that literature and art could be exploited for ideological and political as well as educational purposes. In this unprecedented work on the status and role of intellectuals in Soviet political life, a former Soviet sociologist maps out the delicate, often paradoxical, ties between the political regime and the creative thinkers who play a major part in the movement toward modernization.


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