By Andrei A. Kovalev,Peter Reddaway,Steven I. Levine
Elite-level Soviet politics, privileged entry to kingdom secrets and techniques, wisdom approximately machinations contained in the Kremlin—such is the surroundings within which Andrei A. Kovalev lived and labored. during this memoir of his time as a profitable diplomat serving in a variety of key capacities and as a member of Mikhail Gorbachev’s employees, Kovalev finds demanding truths approximately his nation as just a perceptive witness can do. In Russia’s useless End Kovalev stocks his intimate wisdom of political actions behind the curtain on the Ministry of international Affairs and the Kremlin earlier than and after the dissolution of the USSR in December 1991, together with the Russia of Vladimir Putin.
Kovalev analyzes Soviet efforts to conform with foreign human-rights tasks, the machinations of the KGB, and the hyperlink among corrupt oligarchs and country officers. He records the autumn of the USSR, the post-Soviet explosion of country terrorism and propaganda, and gives a nuanced old rationalization of the roots of Russia’s modern difficulty below Vladimir Putin. This insider’s memoir presents a penetrating research of late-Soviet and post-Soviet Russian politics that's stinky, pointed, witty, and available. It assesses the present harmful prestige of Russian politics and society whereas illuminating the trail to a extra simply and democratic future.
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Russia's Dead End: An Insider's Testimony from Gorbachev to Putin by Andrei A. Kovalev,Peter Reddaway,Steven I. Levine