Unfulfilled. Concerned notes about perestroika

Unfulfilled. Concerned notes about perestroika
Author: Brutenz K.
Year: 2005
Pages: 656
Cover: hard cover
Book size: 60х90 1/16
ISBN: 5-7133-1234-8

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Karen Brutenz is a recognized expert on ethnic relations and foreign policy. He gained fame by his previous book - "Thirty years at the Old Square." The theme of his new book, alteration, opened the democratic era in our history. As the first deputy head of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, then adviser of the President of the USSR author was in many ways "inside" of the events, had close contact with the "architects" of perestroika. He  knew about the reaction of foreign leaders. Going along with the reader in the stream of those dramatic years, he tries to understand why the defeated restructuring that began with the breathtaking expectations of rapid rush society of freedom and renewal and ended with the collapse of the state and economic chaos. The author is convinced that the creative which is the largest public project in the second half of the XX century perestroika had global significance. But such is the scale and its failure, which caused dramatic consequences not only for our country but for humanity in general.


The depth and non-standard analysis, the breadth of coverage of events (K. Brutenz participated in many of them), an array of attracted material, finally, expressive language - all this makes the book K. Brutenz noticeable phenomenon in the literature of recent decades, that changed the face of Russia.