POL 02 - February 4, 2008

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1 February 4, 2008: Democratization in Russia • Impact of Glasnost in Soviet Union – Gorbachev’s reforms provide opportunity for new politicians to enter 1 – Yeltsin versus Gorbachev/Russia versus the Soviet Union – Yeltsin and Russia win • Yeltsin must choose: – Political Reform – Economic Reform Impact of Glasnost on Soviet Union • Opening of a “closed society” Explosion of information about 2 • Explosion of information about. .. – Atrocities of Stalinist period – Low standard of living of Russians Gorbachev extends glasnost: • Gorbachev creates the Congress of People’s Deputies (USSR CPD). 3 • Gorbachev named Chairman.
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2 Fallout for Gorbachev • His stature abroad increases 4 Boris Yeltsin • His stature at home begins to fall • His reforms provide an opportunity for new politicians to enter Enter Boris YELTSIN and RUSSIA • Elections to Republic-level Congresses • Yeltsin becomes chair of Russian 5 Congress of People’s Deputies
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course POL 02 taught by Professor Andrews during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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