The Challenge of Revolution: Contemporary Russia in Historical Perspective
Author: Vladimir Mau
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: May 03, 2001
Providing a challenging and controversial explanation of the recent events in Russia, this volume examines the causes, processes, and consequences of Russia's political development. Drawing on and criticizing the existing literature, the book shows how the recent Russian experience can cast light on general theories of revolution and comparative political developments. Also, it includes unique interviews with four leaders of the Russian transformation--Mikhail Gorbachev, Alexander Yakovlev, Yegor Gaidar, and Gennadii Burbulis--as well as the personal experience of the authors who were deeply involved in the practical process of Russian transformation.