Overview: Is the Soviet Political System in Crisis?
Events in the Soviet Union over the past three or four years have created anticipation of great change in the Soviet political system, anticipation both within the Soviet Union and among observers abroad. Even the traditional sceptics such as Professor Richard Pipes of Harvard University, whose cautious inclinations I admit I share, declare that times are abnormal in Moscow and that change is occurring in a way wholly uncharacteristic for the Soviet system.
KeywordsForeign Policy Economic Reform National Minority Soviet System Party Elite
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