Glasnost in Action: Cultural Renaissance in Russia

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This text is an analysis of the ways in which "glasnost" has affected the lives of Soviet citizens, examining current Soviet writings. It represents an attempt to give the non-specialist reader some notion of what has happened in the Soviet cultural scene in recent years. It covers not only literature, but also developments in history, law, the social sciences and new frankness on issues such as nationalism, religion, women, corruption and others. The authors contrast these changes with past bans, taboos and silences. This is not a speculative book about Soviet society and its future, but rather an inside look at "glasnost".

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Chronicling the new openness (or glastnost' as the Soviets term it) in the Soviet press, Nove (Univ. of Glasgow) summarizes dozens of newspaper and journal articles published since 1986 which deal frankly with such formerly taboo subjects as the horrors of collectivization, the Stalinist terror of the 1930s and 1940s, and the seamy side of Soviet life today. Nonspecialists are likely to be overwhelmed by the quantity of information presented here, which is deliberately given little interpretation. Specialists who follow the Soviet press will find this a useful source of ably translated quotations as well as an up-to-date supplemental text for university courses on Soviet politics.
- Robert Decker, Harriman Inst., Columbia Univ.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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