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The Legacy of Soviet Dissent : Dissidents, Democratisation and Radical Nationalism in Russia - Robert Horvath

The Legacy of Soviet Dissent

Dissidents, Democratisation and Radical Nationalism in Russia

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Published: 1st March 2005
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During the 1970s, dissidents like Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn dominated Western perceptions of the USSR, but were then quickly forgotten, as Gorbachev's reformers monopolised the spotlight. This book restores the dissidents to their rightful place in Russian history. Using a vast array of samizdat and published sources, it shows how ideas formulated in the dissident milieu clashed with the original programme of perestroika, and shaped the course of democratisation in post-Soviet Russia. Some of these ideas - such the dissidents' preoccupation with glasnost and legality, and their critique of revolutionary violence - became part of the agenda of Russia's democratic movement. But this book also demonstrates that dissidents played a crucial role in the rise of the new Russian radical nationalism. Both the friends and foes of Russian democracy have a dissident lineage.

Children of Terror
The Invention of Glasnost
The Rights-Defenders
The Fabrication of Russophobia
The Politics of Russophobia
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ISBN: 9780415333207
ISBN-10: 0415333202
Series: Basees/Routledgecurzon Series on Russian and East European S
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st March 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 16.1  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1