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Soviet New Thinking and the Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Beth A. Fischer

in The Myth of Triumphalism: Rethinking President Reagan's Cold War Legacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178172
eISBN:
9780813178189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178172.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Triumphalists make no effort to understand why the Soviets disarmed, reformed, and collapsed. They simply assume the Reagan administration caused these policy changes. Chapters 4 and 5 correct this ... More


Moscow Calls Off the Arms Race

Beth A. Fischer

in The Myth of Triumphalism: Rethinking President Reagan's Cold War Legacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178172
eISBN:
9780813178189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178172.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Told from the Kremlin’s perspective, this chapter debunks the myth that Reagan’s military buildup—and SDI in particular—compelled the Soviets to agree to arms reductions and then to collapse. In ... More


Buryatia, in Black & White and Color

Peter Thomson

in Sacred Sea: A Journey to Lake Baikal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195170511
eISBN:
9780197562208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195170511.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The trail along the eastern shore of the Holy Nose south of our campsite is maybe a foot wide, just a narrow track of compacted leaves and dirt, a path ... More


Traveling and Staying Home

Peter Thomson

in Sacred Sea: A Journey to Lake Baikal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195170511
eISBN:
9780197562208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195170511.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

“I have not tested this—it is secret recipe!” Sergei Filippov says, as he tends to a pot of what look like meatballs simmering on his small stove, and his ... More


Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

Bayram Balci

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190917272
eISBN:
9780190943035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917272.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

With the end of the Soviet Union in 1991, a major turning point in all former Soviet Republics, Central Asian and Caucasian countries began to reflect on their history and identities. As a ... More


The Limits of Liberalism

Jon A. Shields and Joshua M. Dunn Sr.

in Passing on the Right: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199863051
eISBN:
9780199860241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863051.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the disciplinary spaces and pressures that moderate liberal biases. Conservatives often gravitate to such spaces where they thrive, despite their numbers, because they share ... More


The ‘painterly real’ of contemporary art: resurrected ghosts, living heroes and saintly saviours on the 3rd Floor, 1987–94

Angela Harutyunyan

in The Political Aesthetics of the Armenian Avant-Garde: The Journey of the 'Painterly Real', 1987-2004

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719089534
eISBN:
9781526124074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089534.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter discusses the 3rd Floor – an artistic movement of the late Soviet and early independence years in Armenia (1987-94) – in its complex relationship with the cultural politics of the ... More


Gorbachev's export of Perestroika to Eastern Europe: Democratisation reconsidered

Helen Hardman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719079788
eISBN:
9781781706213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079788.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book looks at the liberalisation process in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) during the period of 1987-1989, focusing on Gorbachev's initiative to encourage perestroika in all the fraternal ... More


Postcommunist Stalinism: The Resurrection of the Effective Manager

Sergei Prozorov

in The Biopolitics of Stalinism: Ideology and Life in Soviet Socialism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474410526
eISBN:
9781474418744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410526.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 1 addresses the postcommunist ‘remnant’ of Stalinism, which survived the demise of the USSR and has been undergoing rehabilitation under Putin. We trace the logics of the two ... More


Now We Are Going to Build Socialism: Crisis and Rectification, 1986–1990

Luis Martínez-Fernández

in Revolutionary Cuba: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049953
eISBN:
9780813050416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049953.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This short chapter looks at developments in Cuba during the thawing of the Cold War. While the Soviet Union and other communist nations embarked on a process of reformism away from socialism and ... More


Epilogue: The Origins of Central Television’s Perestroika

Christine E. Evans

in Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300208481
eISBN:
9780300208962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208481.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This epilogue discusses the influence of Central Television's experimental television shows of the 1970s—including game shows, musical contests, talk shows, and foreign news programs—on the iconic, ... More


The Rebirth of Russi an Comics

José Alaniz

in Komiks: Comic Art in Russia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733662
eISBN:
9781604733679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733662.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the renaissance of comics or komiks during the era of Perestroika (“restructuring”) under Mikhail Gorbachev, who assumed power in March 1985 as president of the Soviet Union. It ... More


Russi an Comics’ Second Wave

José Alaniz

in Komiks: Comic Art in Russia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733662
eISBN:
9781604733679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733662.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the “Second Wave” comics or komiks subculture in Russia from 1991 to the present. It begins with an assessment of the situation not only for comics but for many other areas of ... More


Asian Pivot: The Roots of Soviet Economic Reform

Chris Miller

in The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630175
eISBN:
9781469630199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630175.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores the meaning of ‘economic reform’ in the USSR. Many scholars have suggested that ‘the idea of the West’ was a significant driver of Gorbachev’s policies. That may have been true ... More


Take Off or Leap Forward?: Soviet Assessments of China after Mao

Chris Miller

in The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630175
eISBN:
9781469630199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630175.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

China and the USSR had been stark ideological opponents throughout much of the Cold War as they feuded over the meaning of Marxism-Leninism. In the early 1980s, however, their relationship rapidly ... More


Gorbachev’s Gamble: Interest Group Politics and Perestroika

Chris Miller

in The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630175
eISBN:
9781469630199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630175.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the political challenges that Gorbachev faced while devising policy during the late 1980s, and highlights the role played by economic interest groups, including the farm lobby, ... More


Soviet Industry, Sichuan Style: Gorbachev’s Enterprise Reforms

Chris Miller

in The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630175
eISBN:
9781469630199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630175.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter shows that China’s experience played an important role in Soviet debates about restructuring enterprises. Many of Moscow’s reform efforts, such as the demand that enterprises become ... More


A Soviet Shenzhen?: Copying China’s Special Economic Zones

Chris Miller

in The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630175
eISBN:
9781469630199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630175.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter addresses the Soviet Union’s approach to foreign investment. In the early 1980s, the USSR was skeptical of foreign capital. Poland’s debt crisis in the 1980s seemed to prove ... More


Of Subsidies and Sovkhozes: Restructuring Soviet Agriculture

Chris Miller

in The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630175
eISBN:
9781469630199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630175.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Gorbachev is often criticized for ignoring agriculture in his reforms. In fact, as this chapter shows, Gorbachev was an agriculture expert and sought to implement Chinese-style reforms to give ... More


Fiscal Crisis, the Tiananmen Option, and the Dissolution of the USSR

Chris Miller

in The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630175
eISBN:
9781469630199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630175.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the growth of the Soviet budget deficit from 1989 through 1991. The government plugged the increasingly large hole in its budget by printing money. This caused a surge of ... More


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