By Richard Pipes
Yakovlev’s lifestyles offers a distinct example of a number one determine within the Soviet govt who developed from a devoted Communist and Stalinist into an both ardent foe of every little thing the Leninist-Stalinist regime stood for. He give up executive provider in 1991 and lived until eventually 2005, turning into towards the top of his lifestyles a classical western liberal who shared not one of the conventional Russian values.
Pipes’s illuminating research involves components: a biography of Yakovlev and Pipes’s translation of 2 very important articles by way of Yakovlev. it's going to entice experts and scholars of Soviet and post-Soviet reports, govt officers concerned with international coverage, and normal readers drawn to the heritage of Russia and the Soviet Union.
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