The Soviet paradox external expansion, internal decline by Seweryn Bialer

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Places:

  • Soviet Union,
  • United States

Subjects:

  • Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1953-1985.,
  • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1975-,
  • Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- 1975-1985.,
  • Soviet Union -- Social conditions -- 1970-1991.,
  • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementSeweryn Bialer.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDK288 .B53 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 391 p. ;
Number of Pages391
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2552115M
ISBN 100394540956
LC Control Number85045894

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