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The Troubled Birth of Russian Democracy: Parties, Personalities, and Programs

By McFaul, Michael; Markov, Sergei

Stanford, CA, U.S.A.: Hoover Institution Press, 1993 This book provides an introduction to the spectrum of Russian political parties, movements, and personalities by combining interpretive essays with interviews and documents; the authors, from Stanford University and Moscow State University, interviewed anti-communist leaders and collected the documents of anti-communist parties in the months preceding and immediately following the August 1991 attempted coup d'etat; they also talked to pro-communist leaders who emerged to oppose Gorbachev's reforms, as well as leaders of nationalist movements, labor unions, Christian movements, and organizations opposed to the division of the Soviet Union (red cloth with gold lettering, one corner slightly bumped; red & black pictorial dust jacket with photo of a Moscow rally of democratic forces in 1990, spine slightly sunned; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.