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22 November 2008
Book Review: Sovyet Yuzyili
Sovyet Yuzyili is a 500 page huge book on History of Soviet Unionby Mosche Lewin. The book clearly stated now inefficient, wasteful, highly bureaucratized was the Soviet state. The books starts with a big coverage of Stalin era, his great mass terror and its effects on the Soviet ruling class and party. Khrushchev reforms are investigated and Andopov era is briefly discussed Brejnev era is not detailed in a separate topic but overall book claims the corruption of that era. It is interesting that book covers Molotov, Mikoyan, Gryimko and others but no mention of Beria. I bealive that the original book cover is far better than the Turkish translation.