Gorbachev and the Origins of His Reforms
Election of Gorbachev
EXTRACT FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. Orlando Figes, Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 (Pelican, 2014), pp. 381-86.
...There comes a moment in every old regime when people start to say: 'We cannot go on living like this any more.' That feeling started in the 1970s. But there was no social force to bring about a change...
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