By Richard Pipes
Yakovlev’s existence presents a distinct 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 give up govt carrier in 1991 and lived until eventually 2005, turning into towards the tip of his existence a classical western liberal who shared not one of the conventional Russian values.
Pipes’s illuminating learn involves components: a biography of Yakovlev and Pipes’s translation of 2 very important articles by means of Yakovlev. it's going to entice experts and scholars of Soviet and post-Soviet experiences, govt officers concerned with overseas coverage, and basic readers drawn to the heritage of Russia and the Soviet Union.
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Alexander Yakovlev: The Man Whose Ideas Delivered Russia from Communism by Richard Pipes