Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia
Resurrection plunges the reader directly into the thick of events so that one all but feels Yeltsin's breath upon one's face - he is drunk one day, in command the next, as volatile as the fragmented country he tries to lead. Remnick's new Russia springs to life through vivid portraits of its players: the half-Jewish anti-Semite Zhirinovsky, "a hater, a crank, a nut"; the young (and purged) economist Yegor Gaidar, champion of "shock therapy" and market reform; Vladimir Gusinsky, Russia's Citizen Kane ("a first-generation capitalist living in a jungle world with few rules or restraints"); Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who returned from a twenty-year exile to find a country freed from communism but still steeped in misery - and nostalgia. These portraits emerge against a background dominated by the war in Chechnya, which Remnick visits in a bloody and unforgettable chapter, and a Moscow in turbulent transition.
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At the start of the meeting , Yeltsin asked Shushkevich if Belarus was prepared to
join in a union . Shushkevich said that it was not . They then called Kravchuk in
Kiev and invited him to meet them in an informal setting , a hunting lodge near ...
Yeltsin ' s aide Sergei Stankevich told The Washington Post that he drove up
alongside the armored personnel carriers and asked which side they were on . "
We don ' t know , " came the answer . “ We ' ll see when we get there . " With
Semyonov asked him . Vorobyov said he did not . “ Well , it doesn ' t matter , ”
Semyonov said . “ It will be delivered to you . Don ' t go home . Go straight to
Mozdok . ” A small city fifty - five miles from Grozny , Mozdok was the military
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RESURRECTION: The Struggle for a New RussiaUser Review - Kirkus
It would be hard for New Yorker writer Remnick to do anything quite as good as his Pulitzer Prizewinning Lenin's Tomb (1993), but his study of Russia since 1991 shows all the restless intelligence ... Read full review
Resurrection: the struggle for a new RussiaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In this follow-up to Lenin's Tomb (LJ 6/15/93), which focused on the collapse of the USSR, Remnick concentrates on the post-Soviet scene and its prospects. We meet a rich variety of personalities ... Read full review
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