By Richard Pipes
Yakovlev’s existence presents a distinct example of a number one determine within the Soviet executive who developed from a committed Communist and Stalinist into an both ardent foe of every thing the Leninist-Stalinist regime stood for. He surrender govt carrier in 1991 and lived till 2005, changing into towards the top of his existence a classical western liberal who shared not one of the conventional Russian values.
Pipes’s illuminating examine comprises elements: a biography of Yakovlev and Pipes’s translation of 2 very important articles through Yakovlev. it is going to attract experts and scholars of Soviet and post-Soviet experiences, govt officers concerned with overseas coverage, and normal readers drawn to the heritage of Russia and the Soviet Union.
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Alexander Yakovlev: The Man Whose Ideas Delivered Russia from Communism by Richard Pipes