The Resource The new Russia, Mikhail Gorbachev ; translated by Arch Tait

The new Russia, Mikhail Gorbachev ; translated by Arch Tait

Label
The new Russia
Title
The new Russia
Statement of responsibility
Mikhail Gorbachev ; translated by Arch Tait
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
After years of rapprochement, the relationship between Russia and the West is more strained now than it has been in the past 25 years. Putin's motives, his reasons for seeking confrontation with the West, remain for many a mystery. Not for Mikhail Gorbachev. In this new work, Russia's elder statesman draws on his wealth of knowledge and experience to reveal the development of Putin's regime and the intentions behind it. He argues that Putin has significantly diminished the achievements of perestroika and is part of an over-centralized system that presents a precarious future for Russia. Faced with this, Gorbachev advocates a radical reform of politics and a new fostering of pluralism and social democracy. Gorbachev's insightful analysis moves beyond internal politics to address wider problems in the region, including the Ukraine conflict, as well as the global challenges of poverty and climate change. Above all else, he insists that solutions are to be found by returning to the atmosphere of dialogue and cooperation which was so instrumental in ending the Cold War. Gorbachev's insightful analysis moves beyond internal politics to address wider problems in the region, including the Ukraine conflict, as well as the global challenges of poverty and climate change. Above all else, he insists that solutions are to be found by returning to the atmosphere of dialogue and cooperation which was so instrumental in ending the Cold War. This book represents the summation of Gorbachev's thinking on the course that Russia has taken since 1991 and stands as a testament to one of the greatest and most influential statesmen of the twentieth century
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
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Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich
Dewey number
  • 947.085/4092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK290.3.G67
LC item number
G67213 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tait, A. L.
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  • Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich
  • Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich
  • Gorbatchev, Mikhail Sergueevitch
  • Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich
  • Kommunisticheska?i|a parti?i|a Sovetskogo So?i|uza
  • Kommunisticheska?i|a parti?i|a Sovetskogo So?i|uza
  • Presidents
  • Ex-presidents
  • Perestroĭka
  • Social change
  • Political culture
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
  • Présidents
  • Perestroïka
  • Changement social
  • Ex-presidents
  • Perestroĭka
  • Political and social views
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • Social change
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
  • URSS
  • Russie
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
Label
The new Russia, Mikhail Gorbachev ; translated by Arch Tait
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • First published in Russian as Posle Kremlya, Moskva : VesÊ£ Mir, 2015
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • To my readers -- Preface: Perestroika and the future -- Trying to bury me -- I. After Perestroika -- The 1990s : Defending Perestroika -- My last day in the Kremlin -- A new beginning, without presidential immunity -- Shock therapy -- The search for a scapegoat, threats -- The Gorbachev Foundation : its first reports -- December 1991 : politics and morality -- Salvation in work -- Attempts to "destabilize" me -- The "Trial of the CPSU" -- First results of shock therapy -- A year after the coup -- My stance -- The slide towards social catastrophe -- On the brink of crisis -- Fateful decisions, fateful days -- A state of emergency is not the way to stability -- Defects of the new Constitution -- 1994 gets off to a bad start -- Economists advise but the government is not listening -- Nikita Khrushchev : lessons in courage and lessons from mistakes -- The Union could have been saved -- The economy : what now? -- Meetings in the regions -- Chechnya : a war that could have been avoided -- 1995 : 10 years of Perestroika -- The intelligentsia -- Government and society -- The need for an alternative -- Breaking through the conspiracy of silence -- Letters relating to the 1996 presidential election campaign -- Discrediting elections -- The final years of the millennium -- The Gorbachev Foundation's "First Five-Year Plan" -- The elections fail to bring stability -- The storm breaks in 1998 -- How to come out of the crisis? -- Letters of support -- Raisa Gorbacheva
  • II. Whither Russia? -- Putin : the beginning -- The new president : hopes, problems, fears -- What is Glasnost? -- The heavy burden of the presidency -- My social-democratic choice -- Russia needs social democracy -- Issues and more issues -- The zero years of the 2000s? -- The Yukos affair -- A party of new bureaucrats -- A second presidential term : what for? -- A new direction, or more of the same? -- Full of contradictions : the first decade of the new millennium -- New elections -- Democracy in distress -- Operation Successor -- Ideas and people -- Saakashvili's adventure and the West : my reaction -- Ordeal by global crisis -- Defending the credo of Perestroika -- Disturbing trends -- My eightieth birthday -- Russian politics in a quandary -- A new Era of Stagnation? -- The presidential "reshuffle" and the Duma elections -- For fair elections! -- Society awakens -- A decision to tighten the screws -- Some letters of support in recent years -- The need for dialogue between the government and society
  • III. Today's uneasy world -- The relevance of New Thinking -- Challenges of globalization -- The challenge of security -- Ban the bomb! -- Consequences of NATO expansion -- The world after 9/11 -- Poverty is a political problem -- Responding to the environmental challenge -- The water crisis -- The threat of climate change -- We need a new model of development -- Meetings in America : George Shultz and Ronald Reagan -- Partners should be equal -- The role of the United States in the world -- "America needs its own Perestroika" -- The election of Obama -- The future of Europe -- Germany -- On a solid foundation -- Major figures in European politics -- Looking East : China, Russia and Japan -- A Simmering Region : Egypt and Syria -- Russia and Ukraine -- History Is Not Fated -- Conclusion: Reflections of an optimist
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xi, 464 pages
Isbn
9781509503872
Lccn
2015042490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)932463321
  • 666906
  • (OCoLC)ocn932463321
  • 666906
Label
The new Russia, Mikhail Gorbachev ; translated by Arch Tait
Publication
Note
  • First published in Russian as Posle Kremlya, Moskva : VesÊ£ Mir, 2015
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • To my readers -- Preface: Perestroika and the future -- Trying to bury me -- I. After Perestroika -- The 1990s : Defending Perestroika -- My last day in the Kremlin -- A new beginning, without presidential immunity -- Shock therapy -- The search for a scapegoat, threats -- The Gorbachev Foundation : its first reports -- December 1991 : politics and morality -- Salvation in work -- Attempts to "destabilize" me -- The "Trial of the CPSU" -- First results of shock therapy -- A year after the coup -- My stance -- The slide towards social catastrophe -- On the brink of crisis -- Fateful decisions, fateful days -- A state of emergency is not the way to stability -- Defects of the new Constitution -- 1994 gets off to a bad start -- Economists advise but the government is not listening -- Nikita Khrushchev : lessons in courage and lessons from mistakes -- The Union could have been saved -- The economy : what now? -- Meetings in the regions -- Chechnya : a war that could have been avoided -- 1995 : 10 years of Perestroika -- The intelligentsia -- Government and society -- The need for an alternative -- Breaking through the conspiracy of silence -- Letters relating to the 1996 presidential election campaign -- Discrediting elections -- The final years of the millennium -- The Gorbachev Foundation's "First Five-Year Plan" -- The elections fail to bring stability -- The storm breaks in 1998 -- How to come out of the crisis? -- Letters of support -- Raisa Gorbacheva
  • II. Whither Russia? -- Putin : the beginning -- The new president : hopes, problems, fears -- What is Glasnost? -- The heavy burden of the presidency -- My social-democratic choice -- Russia needs social democracy -- Issues and more issues -- The zero years of the 2000s? -- The Yukos affair -- A party of new bureaucrats -- A second presidential term : what for? -- A new direction, or more of the same? -- Full of contradictions : the first decade of the new millennium -- New elections -- Democracy in distress -- Operation Successor -- Ideas and people -- Saakashvili's adventure and the West : my reaction -- Ordeal by global crisis -- Defending the credo of Perestroika -- Disturbing trends -- My eightieth birthday -- Russian politics in a quandary -- A new Era of Stagnation? -- The presidential "reshuffle" and the Duma elections -- For fair elections! -- Society awakens -- A decision to tighten the screws -- Some letters of support in recent years -- The need for dialogue between the government and society
  • III. Today's uneasy world -- The relevance of New Thinking -- Challenges of globalization -- The challenge of security -- Ban the bomb! -- Consequences of NATO expansion -- The world after 9/11 -- Poverty is a political problem -- Responding to the environmental challenge -- The water crisis -- The threat of climate change -- We need a new model of development -- Meetings in America : George Shultz and Ronald Reagan -- Partners should be equal -- The role of the United States in the world -- "America needs its own Perestroika" -- The election of Obama -- The future of Europe -- Germany -- On a solid foundation -- Major figures in European politics -- Looking East : China, Russia and Japan -- A Simmering Region : Egypt and Syria -- Russia and Ukraine -- History Is Not Fated -- Conclusion: Reflections of an optimist
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
xi, 464 pages
Isbn
9781509503872
Lccn
2015042490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)932463321
  • 666906
  • (OCoLC)ocn932463321
  • 666906

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