The Second Russian Revolution The Struggle for Power in the Kremlin

By: Roxburgh, Angus

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The second Russian revolution - perestroika - began in 1985 when Mikhail Gorbachev was selected as Soviet leader. But it could have started almost two years earlier had it not been for a conspiracy by three decrepit though still powerful members of the Kremlin j'Old Guard' to keep Gorbachev out of power. In 1983 Yuri Andropo then Soviet leader wrote a speech from his hospital bed for distribution to the 300 members of the Communist Party's central committee. In it he asked them to appoint Gorbachev as his successor with immediate effect. The three conspirators destroyed the handwritten 'testament'. However it had been cphotocopied by the Andropov's aide. This is just one of the inside stories told for the first time in this book. Based on exclusive off-the-record interviews with senior Soviet politicians for the major BBC Television series, Roxburgh pieced together an extraordinarily detailed account of Gorbachev's rise to power and his attempt to reform the Soviet Union. There are a few sentences underlined near the beginning, and on the last page of the index was written hree high-powered Soviet politicians. Includes endnotes, diagrams of the Soviet political systems, and an index. The black binding is fine, the jacket has a few spots along the edges where it has been slightly bent in. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 218 pages

Title: The Second Russian Revolution The Struggle for Power in the Kremlin

Author: Roxburgh, Angus

Illustrator: Illustrated by Various

Categories: Popular, Politics,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: London, BBC Books: 1991

ISBN: 0563361891

ISBN 13: 9780563361893

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 004623

Keywords: SOVIETS Russian REVOLUTION SECOND GORBACHEV BRESHNEV Andrupov CHERNENKO The Government Parliament,