This book is about the demise of Communism in the USSR and a new Russia emerging to succeed the ailing Communist regime. It discusses a Russian national (or multinational) alternative to the virtually defunct ideology of Marxism-Leninism and an unstoppable withering away of the Communist state.
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Beyond Gorbachev -- Beyond Marxism-Leninism: Voices of Glasnost 1987–1988 -- Beyond Communism: Voices of Glasnost, 1989 -- Revolution and Russia -- Toward a New Russia: Building an Infrastructure -- Conclusion: A New Russia and the West -- Pamyat: A Force for Change?* -- Why Not Solzhenitsyn?* -- From Communism’s Red Flag to Russia’s Tricolor*
Vladislav Georgievich Krasnov received his Diploma in History and Anthropology from Moscow University. While working as an editor of Radio Moscow’s Foreign Broadcast, he defected to Sweden, where he was granted political asylum. In 1976 he became a U.S. citizen. Holding a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle, he is director of the Russian Studies program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California. He has taught at the University of Texas, Austin; Southern Methodist University; and the University of Lund (Sweden). He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Chicago and did research at Hokkaido University (Japan). He is the author of Solzhenitsyn and Dostoevsky (University of Georgia Press) and Soviet Defectors: The KGB Wanted List (Hoover Institution Press). His articles have appeared in The Russian Review, The Slavic Review, Russian Language Journal, Modern Age, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Kontinent (Paris), Grani (Frankfurt am Main), and Chishiki (Tokyo). He is a former director of the Center for Contemporary Russian Studies at MIIS.