Книга: Thomas E. Graham «Russia's Decline and Uncertain Recovery»

Russia's Decline and Uncertain Recovery

The precipitous decline of Russian power and influence in the world may stand as the most significant development for international relations of the last quarter of the 20th century. Never in modern history has a great power fallen so far so fast during peacetime. This decline initially brought the four-decade-long Cold War to a hasty, unexpected conclusion, and subsequently the Russian state and people have experienced a traumatic decade of chaos and widespread impoverishment that can be compared with the Time of Troubles at the turn of the 17th century or the Bolshevik Revolution and ensuing civil war in the early 20th century. In this essay, Thomas E. Graham, Jr., clearly and succinctly analyzes the sources of Russia's decline during the Soviet period and the dangerous fragmentation and erosion of state power in Russia during the 1990s. In finding roots in Russian history for the oligarchic regime of the Yeltsin years and the increasingly authoritarian characteristics of the...

Издательство: "Carnegie Endowment for International Peace" (2002)

Формат: 150x230, 104 стр.

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