Gorb - Gorbachev became the leader of U.S.S.R. in spring of...

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Gorbachev became the leader of U.S.S.R. in spring of 1985 A year after taking office, Spring 86, Gorbachev opened the Party s 27 th congress with a five hour speech calling for more openness and social democracy Still, he envisioned a socialist future for U.S.S.R. In the same speech, In the spiritual sphere as well, and perhaps in this sphere first of all, we must be guided by our Marxist-Leninist principles. Comrades, we must not forgo these principles under any principles. Quote in Suny, p. 481 Gorbachev ’s reforms o Anti-alcohol campaign (1986-1988) o Results: health improvements, but less taxes collected by the state, black market explodes, prohibition o 1986-1988: various privatization measures Law of Individual Labor Activity (legalized self-employment in some industries) Decree on Cooperatives (legalized very small enterprises) Law on State Enterprises (disempowered the ministries) state remains primary buyer & in charge of distribution of output, but enterprises become increasingly
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2010 for the course ECON 4313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Minnesota.

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