Soviet elites and European integration: from Stalin to Gorbachev

@article{English2014SovietEA,
  title={Soviet elites and European integration: from Stalin to Gorbachev},
  author={R. English and Ekaterina Svyatets},
  journal={European Review of History: Revue europeenne d'histoire},
  year={2014},
  volume={21},
  pages={219 - 233}
}
  • R. English, Ekaterina Svyatets
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • European Review of History: Revue europeenne d'histoire
  • This article argues that, like the liberalising “Great Reforms” of Russia in the mid-19th century, Mikhail Gorbachev's perestroika of the late 20th century was propelled as much by reformist intellectuals' Europe-inspired visions of a more humane society as it was by military-economic crisis. Over the post-Stalin decades, a new policy-academic elite – economists, philosophers, scientists and writers – viewed in the apparent success of East European reforms a model of “socialism with a human… CONTINUE READING

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