How Much Did Popular Disaffection Contribute to the Collapse of the USSR

@inproceedings{Reddaway2010HowMD,
  title={How Much Did Popular Disaffection Contribute to the Collapse of the USSR},
  author={Peter Reddaway},
  year={2010}
}
How much did popular disaffection with communism, Soviet imperialism, and the Establishment in general contribute to the collapse of the USSR? This complex question has not, as yet, been sufficiently researched by scholars. Why not? First, few researchers have studied closely the at least partially visible roots of some sorts of disaffection — expressed by so-called dissidents — in the period from the mid-1950s to 1987. Second, when a wider range of types of discontent came into public view in… CONTINUE READING

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