Steeltown, USSR : Soviet Society in the Gorbachev Era.

No one, not even Mikhail Gorbachev, anticipated what was in store when the Soviet Union embarked in the 1980s on a radical course of long-overdue structural reform. The consequences of that momentous decision, which set in motion a transformation eventually affecting the entire postwar world order,...

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Main Author: Kotkin, Stephen.
Format: Electronic
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1991.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; CONTENTS; PREFACE TO THE PAPERBACK EDITION; PREFACE; SELECT CHRONOLOGY; MAP OF MAGNITOGORSK; 1 The Steel Cage: The Politics of Economic Restructuring; 2 Glasnost: A City Newspaper Rises, a Theater Declines; 3 Squaring the Circle: Reform of and by the Communist Party; Photographs; 4 "Is Life Going to Go on like This Forever?" Hopes Raised, Then Lowered; 5 Socialism Is Dead! Long Live Socialism! Regeneration through Elections?; 6 A Stalin Mausoleum: The Past in the Present; AFTERWORD; EPILOGUE; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z.