Democratic Reform in the Gorbachev Era: Dimensions of Reform in the Soviet Union, 1986-1989

Joel C. Moses
  • The Russian Review, July 1989, JSTOR
  • DOI: 10.2307/130364

Impact of Gorbachev's Reforms in Splitting Regional Communist Parties in Russia and Ukraine

What is it about?

Overview of the political divisions in the Soviet Communist Party from Gorbachev's democratic reforms splitting Party branches into those supporting and opposing his reforms with subsequent leadership conflicts and changes in 25 Russian and Ukrainian regional branches of the Party by 1990-91.

Why is it important?

Overview of leadership changes and conflicts in 25 Russian and Ukrainian Soviet Communist Party branches on the eve of Soviet Union's collapse. Historical relevance for specifics 25 years later.

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