Old and New Patterns of Corruption in Poland and the USSR

  title={Old and New Patterns of Corruption in Poland and the USSR},
  author={Jacek Tarkowski},
  pages={51 - 62}
One of the first signs that changes were coming in the Soviet Union was the anti-corruption drive undertaken by Andropov. He used this campaign as a weapon against the Brezhnev faction, accusing the late leader's family and followers of extravagant corruption. More than a simple tactical maneuver, Andropov's campaign was seen as an important component of a general overhaul of the Soviet system. After the Chernenko interlude, when the anti-corruption campaign was abandoned, Gorbachev resumed… 

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