Yeltsin A Political Life by Timothy J. Colton

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Published by Basic Books .

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Subjects:

  • Central government policies,
  • European history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • c 1990 to c 2000,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Russia,
  • General,
  • Political,
  • 1931-2007,
  • Biography,
  • Presidents,
  • Russia (Federation),
  • Yeltsin, Boris Nikolayevich,

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages600
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10277575M
ISBN 10046501271X
ISBN 109780465012718

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Colton's book is a scholarly, yet readable take on Yeltsin's life. Few leaders have been harder to de-cipher for me than Yeltsin and this book is as good a try as is out there and is possible at this time. It's a must for people wanting a better take on the man that defined Russia's ' by: Boris Yeltsin has 13 books on Goodreads with ratings.

Boris Yeltsin’s most popular book is Midnight Diaries. The Boris Yeltsin of Aron's book is like two different people. First and foremost, he is the "democratic" leader who freed Russia from the Communist "experiment", dismantled the Soviet "empire", and laid the foundations of a "modern" state and by:   Yeltsin book.

Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Even after his death in AprilBoris Yeltsin remains the most controver /5(4).

This is an indispensable book, the book that made me realize Reagan prolonged the USSR by giving it a unifying principle against his arms buildup.

If Reagan had not scared the USSR into uniting, it would have collapsed of its own internal dissension years earlier. Boris Yeltsin single-handedly saved nuclear-armed Russia from by: Not so with Yeltsin, he was a true and brave freedom fighter, and the world owes him an immense debt of gratitude for what he did!.

The book is not for everyone, but if you're interested in the history of the break up of the Soviet Union, this is a great by: Yeltsin's book was a pleasant surprise. The book certainly isn't slim, and when I picked it up, I anticipated a typically dry autobiography written in a prickly, defensive tone.

Yeltsin, however, writes honestly, and rather than an arrogant drunkard, I saw a down Reviews: 5. Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from to Yeltsin came to power with a wave of high expectations.

On 12 June he was elected president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic with 57% of the vote, becoming the first popularly elected president/5. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Sell Us Your Books Best Books of the Month of results for Books: "boris yeltsin" Skip to main search results.

The New York Times, gullible as ever, has termed Aron’s book “a fine, full-blooded portrait of Yeltsin.” Sadly, very few of the readers who buy Aron’s book on the strength of these endorsements will know enough about Russia to see the scope of the Big Lie Aron feeds them.

This book is a marvellous reminder of the fact that Berezovsky was an extremely powerful man, perhaps the most powerful man in Russia towards the end of Yeltsin’s term, and actually helped to create Putin the president and to put Putin where he is.

Lilia Shevtsova co-chairs the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, dividing her time between the Carnegie office in Washington, D.C. and the Carnegie Moscow Center.

She is author of Putin's Russia () and Yeltsin's Russia: Myths and Reality (), and coeditor (with Archie Brown) of Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin Pages:   The back cover comment was startling: "Yeltsin was not a hero, but a hope." The book was completed BEFORE his full 8 It probably deserves a higher rating, but since I have only the most generalized knowledge of USSR politics this book was a tome; it may as well have been the course text in a post-grad class/5.

Boris Yeltsin is one of modern history's most dynamic and underappreciated figures. In this vivid, analytical masterwork, Herbert J.

Ellison establishes Yeltsin as the principal leader and defender of Russia's democratic revolution - the very embodiment of Russia's fragile new liberties, including the evolving respect for the rule of law and private property as well as core freedoms of speech Price: $   Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician who became president of Russia in The following year he became the first popularly elected leader in the country’s history, guiding Russia through a stormy decade of political and economic retrenching.

Learn more about Yeltsin’s life and career. Boris Yeltsin book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A man must live like a great bright flame and burn as brightly as he /5. The first freely elected head of state of Russia' some thousand year history, Boris Yeltsin ended Soviet military occupation of Eastern Europe, dissovled the Russian domestic empire introduced the free-market economy and private property, and most important, forged and presied over the Author: Leon Rabinovich Aron.

Tatyana Borisovna Yumasheva (Russian: Татьяна Борисовна Юмашева; born Janu ; former also Dyachenko, née Yeltsina) is the younger daughter of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Naina Yeltsina.

1 Early life and education. 3 Personal life. 6 External links. Early life and : Tatyana Borisovna Yeltsina, Janu (age 59). Arriving just months after Boris Yeltsin's surprise resignation, Aron's biography is a timely reminder of the events that first made Yeltsin a hero to his people and then eroded his promising reputati.

Read more about this on Questia. Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin (bərēs´ nyĬkəlī´əvĬch yĕlt´sĬn), –, Soviet and Russian politician, president of Russia (–99).Born in Yekaterinburg (then Sverdlovsk) and educated at the Urals Polytechnic Institute, Yeltsin began his career as a construction worker (–68).

Notes. Yeltsin to Clinton on J in Halifax (see Document 5 of this posting). For more on Nunn-Lugar, see the Archive’s Electronic Briefing Book No. Svetlana Savranskaya and Tom Blanton, “Nunn-Lugar Revisited.” Ronald D.

Asmus, Opening NATO’s Door: How the Alliance Remade Itself for a New Era, (New York, ), Svetlana Savranskaya and Tom Blanton, “NATO. Yeltsin's Russia: Myths and Reality, by Lilia Shevtsova Book Summary This book is a current and comprehensive account of the achievements—and failures—of Boris Yeltsin’s Russia, from the collapse of the Soviet Union in to the economic and political crises of – The author is a senior associate at the Carnegie.

“Secret Service agents discovered Yeltsin alone on Pennsylvania Avenue, dead drunk, clad in his underwear, yelling for a taxi,” Branch wrote in his book. “Yeltsin slurred his words in a loud Author: Becky Little.

Buy a cheap copy of Yeltsin: A Revolutionary Life book by Leon Aron. Leon Aron considers the “mystery of the Soviet collapse” and finds answers in the intellectual and moral self-scrutiny of glasnost that brought about a profound Free shipping over $/5(5).

Comparing the rule of Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, and Vladimir Putin, the book reflects upon their goals, governing style, and sources of influence—as well as factors that influenced their.

Yeltsin was charismatic, fearless, and outspoken in condemning Communist party perks and privileges. But then, Yeltsin attacked Gorbachev in a speech to the party's Central Committee.

The book went to press about a year before Yeltsin took an early retirement on Decem Thus, the work cannot consider Yeltsin’s apology for the failures of his economic policies or. After reviewing so many well-meaning, badly-written books, it’s a pleasure to dissect the work of a skilled liar.

The liar in question is Leon Aron, the book is Yeltsin: A Revolutionary Life. Aron’s book attempts a task which is, to borrow his favorite Classical allusion, “Augean”: cleaning up the filth-dripping career of Boris Yeltsin.

President Clinton did not contact Yeltsin to discuss the situation until Februtwo months into the conflict (Document 10). Democratic forces in Yeltsin’s own parliament were opposed to a military solution in Chechnya and sent several delegations to Grozny to try to prevent military escalation in November and December   Washington, D.C., October 4, – Twenty-five years ago last night in Moscow, Russian President Boris Yeltsin ordered tanks and airborne troops to shell and storm the “White House,” the Russian Parliament (Supreme Soviet) building, to suppress the opposition trying to remove him.

Declassified documents published today by the National Security Archive include the transcript. Yeltsin describes day by day his struggle for power since he started his presidential race with support of only 3% of popular support. As one reads the book it becomes evident that Yeltsin always had a very clear and realistic picture of what was happening around him/5(2).

The Russian Presidency of Boris Yeltsin, was the executive branch of the federal government of the Russian Federation from J to Decem Yeltsin was the first Russian president, and during his presidency, the country suffered from widespread a result of persistent low oil and commodity prices during the s, Russia suffered inflation, economic collapse Election: and Boris Yeltsin: From Dawn to Dusk (Russian: Борис Ельцин: от рассвета до заката, sometimes translated to English as Boris Yeltsin: From Dawn till Dusk) is a memoir book by Aleksandr Korzhakov, former head of Boris Yeltsin's security.

In it Korzhakov describes eleven years of his service and the personality of his patron, first president of : Aleksandr Korzhakov.

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Yeltsin: a life. [Timothy J Colton] -- Even after his death in AprilBoris Yeltsin remains the most controversial figure in recent Russian history. Although Mikhail Gorbachev presided over the decline of the Communist party and the. Boris Yeltsin was the first freely elected leader in Russia’s 1,year history.

Upon graduation, Yeltsin worked as an overseer of residential construction projects. He also stepped into the. Yeltsin was in the Kremlin untilwhen he was replaced with his hand-picked successor, Vladimir Putin.

Before he left, he pinched a few secretaries and passed out a couple of times. Before you dismiss Boris Yeltsin as a bumbling fool, remember –- he played a significant role in the downfall of Soviet communism and the transition from the.

The constitutional crisis of was a political stand-off between the Russian president Boris Yeltsin and the Russian parliament that was resolved by military force. The relations between the president and the parliament had been deteriorating for some time. The power struggle reached its crisis on 21 Septemberwhen President Yeltsin aimed to dissolve the country's legislature (the Location: Moscow, Russia.

Pre-publication book reviews and features keeping readers and industry influencers in the know since Opinion in the West about Yeltsin has veered from incomprehension through idolatry almost to contempt. While showing Yeltsin’s conspicuous faults, it is Aron’s great virtue to reveal his even more impressive virtues: Even as an.

Russia Without Putin by Tony Wood review – myths of the new cold war Putin hasn’t deviated from Yeltsin, the Soviet past was a great help to. Mr. Osnos, who was a foreign correspondent in the Soviet Union for The Washington Post before becoming an editor at Random House, edited Mr.

Yeltsin's last book Author: Doreen Carvajal. Wood's book is an ideal primer for anyone wanting to understand the origins and nature of the Chechen conflict.

In tracing the history of the Chechen people and their resistance to Russian Author: Nicolas Rea.UNITED STATES intelligence helped Boris Yeltsin to gain power by breaking the most secure codes used by the generals behind the Soviet coup and passing on the information gained to Mr Yeltsin.

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