By Richard Pipes
Yakovlev’s lifestyles offers a distinct example of a number one determine within the Soviet executive who developed from a committed Communist and Stalinist into an both ardent foe of every thing the Leninist-Stalinist regime stood for. He give up executive carrier in 1991 and lived till 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 research includes elements: a biography of Yakovlev and Pipes’s translation of 2 very important articles through Yakovlev. it's going to attract experts and scholars of Soviet and post-Soviet stories, executive officers concerned with overseas coverage, and normal readers attracted to the background of Russia and the Soviet Union.
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