An Alien from the Old Square

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Chief research scientist
Affiliation: Institute of World Economy and International Relations RAS
Address: 117997 Moscow, Profsoyuznaya str., 23
Journal nameObshchestvennye nauki i sovremennost
EditionIssue 2

In 2017, a Soviet historian and a party figure, assistant for international affairs to the general secretary of the CPSU Central Committee, and later to the president of the USSR – Anatoly Chernyaev, passed away. In his article, the author, with reference to Chernyaev’s autobiographical notes and diaries, speaks about this outstanding man, recalls the time of his political activity, expresses his judgments, supplementing Chernyaev’s memoirs with his own ones. This includes the attitude to the ritual service to the communist ideology of Khrushchev’s times, the evaluation of Gorbachev’s activity and his time until Yeltsin’s rise to power.

KeywordsGorbachev, Chernyaev, perestroika, communist ideology, modernization
Publication date19.04.2018
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