By Richard Pipes
Yakovlev’s lifestyles offers a special example of a number one determine within the Soviet govt who advanced from a committed Communist and Stalinist into an both ardent foe of every thing the Leninist-Stalinist regime stood for. He hand over govt provider in 1991 and lived till 2005, changing into towards the tip of his lifestyles a classical western liberal who shared not one of the conventional Russian values.
Pipes’s illuminating examine includes elements: a biography of Yakovlev and Pipes’s translation of 2 vital articles via Yakovlev. it's going to entice experts and scholars of Soviet and post-Soviet reviews, executive officers concerned with international coverage, and common readers drawn to the historical past of Russia and the Soviet Union.
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Alexander Yakovlev: The Man Whose Ideas Delivered Russia from Communism by Richard Pipes