The Soviet Ambassador: The Making of the Radical Behind Perestroika

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Few realize that behind Mikhail Gorbachev's Cold War-ending perestroika reforms stood an owlish figure who was just as important as the Soviet leader himself. Fewer still know the role Canada played in transforming Gorbachev's advisor from a devout Stalinist to the most potent force for democracy and justice ever to walk the halls of the Kremlin. His name was Aleksandr Yakovlev. Today in an increasingly autocratic Russia he's reviled as the man who brought down the Soviet empire-the "architect" of perestroika and the ...

The Soviet Ambassador: The Making of the Radical Behind Perestroika 2008, McClelland & Stewart

ISBN-13: 9780771079962

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