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Published: 23 December 2008

304 Pages

ISBN: 9780195368635

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Armageddon Averted

The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000

Updated Edition

Stephen Kotkin

  • Combining historical and geopolitical analysis with an absorbing narrative, Kotkin draws upon extensive research, including memoirs by dozens of insiders and senior figures, to illuminate the factors that led to the demise of Communism and the USSR.
  • The new edition puts the collapse in the context of the global economic and political changes from the 1970s to the present day
  • Illuminates the collapse of the Soviet Union and reveals how "principled restraint and scheming self-interest brought a deadly system to meek dissolution"

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