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Gorbachev, Yeltsin, & Putin

Political Leadership in Russia's Transition

By Archie Brown and Lilia Shevtsova

This volume analyzes various aspects of the political leadership during the collapse of the Soviet Union and formation of a new Russia. Comparing the rule of Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, and Vladimir Putin, the book reflects upon their goals, governing style, and sources of influence-as well as factors that influenced their activities and complicated them too.

Contributors include George W. Breslauer (Chancellor’s Professor of Political Science and Dean of Social Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley) and Eugene Huskey (William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science and Russian Studies at Stetson University).

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