By Richard Pipes
Yakovlev’s lifestyles presents 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 little thing the Leninist-Stalinist regime stood for. He surrender govt provider in 1991 and lived till 2005, changing into towards the top of his existence a classical western liberal who shared not one of the conventional Russian values.
Pipes’s illuminating learn includes elements: a biography of Yakovlev and Pipes’s translation of 2 vital articles via Yakovlev. it's going to attract experts and scholars of Soviet and post-Soviet reviews, govt officers concerned with international coverage, and common readers attracted 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