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The Resource Across the Moscow river : the world turned upside down, Rodric Braithwaite

Across the Moscow river : the world turned upside down, Rodric Braithwaite

Label
Across the Moscow river : the world turned upside down
Title
Across the Moscow river
Title remainder
the world turned upside down
Statement of responsibility
Rodric Braithwaite
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Rodric Braithwaite was British ambassador to Moscow during the critical years of Perestroika and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the failed coup of August 1991, and the rise of Boris Yeltsin. From the vantage point of the British Embassy (once the mansion of the great nineteenth-century merchant Pavel Kharitonenko) with its commanding views cross the Moscow River to Red Square and the Kremlin, Braithwaite had a ringside seat. With his long experience of Russia and the Russians, who saw him as 'Mrs. Thatcher's Ambassador', on good personal terms with Mikhail Gorbachev, he was in a privileged position close to the centre of Russia's changing relationship with the West."
  • "But this is not primarily a memoir. It is an intimate analysis of momentous change and the people who drove it, against the background of Russia's long history and its unique but essentially European culture. Braithwaite watched as Gorbachev and his allies struggled to modernise and democratise a system which had already reached the point of terminal decay. Against the opposition of the generals, they forced the abandonment of the nuclear confrontation as the Soviet Union fell apart. The climax of the drama came in August 1991 when a miscellaneous collection of conservative patriots - generals, politicians and secret policemen - attempted to reverse the course of history and succeeded only in accelerating the collapse of the Soviet Union."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Braithwaite, Rodric
Dewey number
947.086
Index
index present
LC call number
DK510.763
LC item number
.B73 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Post-communism
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
Across the Moscow river : the world turned upside down, Rodric Braithwaite
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [352]-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Rubble of the Dictatorship
  • Arguing about the Economy
  • Towards a Radiant Future?
  • The View across the River
  • The Russians are Coming
  • The Flight of the Bumble Bee
  • Democracy Comes to the Soviet Union
  • The Ashes of Victory
  • Fraying at the Edges
  • The Lurch to the Right
  • Diary of a Coup
Control code
48450825
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 371 pages
Isbn
9780300094961
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001007277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Across the Moscow river : the world turned upside down, Rodric Braithwaite
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [352]-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Rubble of the Dictatorship
  • Arguing about the Economy
  • Towards a Radiant Future?
  • The View across the River
  • The Russians are Coming
  • The Flight of the Bumble Bee
  • Democracy Comes to the Soviet Union
  • The Ashes of Victory
  • Fraying at the Edges
  • The Lurch to the Right
  • Diary of a Coup
Control code
48450825
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 371 pages
Isbn
9780300094961
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001007277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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