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Gorbachev's Gamble
The 19th All-Union Party Conference

ISBN 9780367013202
Published April 9, 2020 by Routledge
493 Pages

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Book Description

This book is an outcome of the 'Nineteenth All-Union Party conference, convened on Gorbachev's initiative. The conference recommends that, taking account of the new realities, legislation pertaining to union and autonomous republics and autonomous oblasts and okrugs should be developed and renewed.

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Prelude to the Conference: The Reluctant Acceptance -- Gorbachev’s Opponents -- Electing the Delegates: The Party Apparatus Versus the People -- Gorbachev’s Proposals for Reform -- The Debate -- The Resolutions -- Interim Conclusions -- The Aftermath -- Setting the Stage for the Conference May 1988 -- A Discussion of the Delegate Election Procedure -- Theses of the CPSU Central Committee Plenum, 23 May -- Opening Day 28 June 1988 -- Gorbachev’s Opening Speech -- V. Bakatin Begins the Debate -- L. Abalkin Addresses the Delegates -- Delegates Hand-Clap V. Belyaninov Off the Rostrum -- A. Masaliyev Criticizes Press and Reform -- G. Kolbin Urges Party Restructuring -- The Second Day 29 June 1988 -- Speakers and Proceedings Listed -- The Credentials Commission Report -- V. Kalashnikov Criticizes Progress -- V. Karpov Denounces Glasnost’ -- On Reform: The Ulyanov-Gorbachev Exchange -- Armenia’s Arutyunyan Proposes Interethnic Relations -- Y. Bondarev Attacks Press -- V. Kabaidze Censures Industry and the Economy -- B. Pugo Suggests Ethnic Reform -- Gorbachev Clarifies Speaking Procedures -- Delegate Postnikov’s Exchange with Gorbachev -- F. Popov Defends Party Apparatus -- G. Arbatov Proposes Socialist Competition, Responds to Abalkin -- B. V. Kachura Calls for Legislation Supporting Democratization -- I. K. Polozkov Blames Ministries for Lagging Economy -- Gorbachev Talks, Walks with Delegates -- The Third Day 30 June 1988 -- Gorbachev’s Second Speech: On Political Reform -- Duration of the Conference “Impossible” to Judge -- V. Melnikov Speaks for Gromyko’s Removal -- D. Patiashvili Comments on Leadership -- The “Bribe” Issue -- R. N. Nishanov Warns Against Demagoguery -- IZVESTIYA’s Laptev Champions Glasnost’ -- Gorbachev Clarifies Conference Procedures -- G. Borovik Attacks Nationalism -- G. Zagaynov Proposes Economic Accountability -- Gorbachev Interrupts Delegate Nizhelskiy -- A. Vezirov Urges Ethnic Ministry -- Closing Day 1 July 1988 -- S. Grossu Cautions Against Party Erosion -- The Yeltsin-Ligachev Exchange -- Delegates React to Yeltsin’s Address -- V. Volkov Defends Yeltsin -- PRAVDA’S Afanasyev Speaks for the Press -- A. A. Melnikov Supports Publication of Party Standings -- ZNAMYA’S Baklanov Asks for a Law on the Press -- General Gromov Backs Troops in Afghanistan -- TASS Report on Closing-Day Activities -- Gorbachev’s Concluding Speech: An Assessment of Conference Activities -- The Conference Resolutions -- Post-Conference Discussion, Evaluation, and Effects July—October 1988 -- Politburo Discusses Conference Decisions, 4 July -- PRAVDA 4 July Editorial on the Conference -- CPSU Central Committee Plenum Discusses the Conference Resolutions, 29 July–1 August -- Shevardnadze Speaks on Foreign Policy, 25 July -- Ligachev’s Gorkiy Speech: A Response to Shevardnadze, 5 August -- Yakovlev Responds to Ligachev, 10 and 12 August -- The Conservative Offensive: Chebrikov on the KGB -- Rumors of Forthcoming Personnel Changes, 12 and 29 September -- Decisions of the CPSU Central Committee 30 September Plenum -- The USSR Supreme Soviet 1 October Session -- The RSFSR Supreme Soviet 3 October Session

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