Age of Anxiety, The: Security and Politics in Soviet and by Mark Galeotti

By Mark Galeotti

The geography of Russia -- gigantic, unwieldy, uncovered -- and her tragic historical past of international invasion have created an overriding feel of army vulnerability among her leaders that, after the horrors of the second one global battle, amounted virtually to paranoia. this significant learn of the years when you consider that Brezhnev indicates how this obsession with nationwide defense were on the center of Russian pondering during the reforms of the Gorbachev period and the eventual cave in of the USSR, and maintains to dominate the turbulent politics of post-Soviet Russia today.

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