Perestroika in the Soviet Union and Western involvement
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Perestroika in the Soviet Union and Western involvement by Lewis W. Bowden

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Published by Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1982-,
  • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- 1975-

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Edition Notes

Statementby Lewis W. Bowden.
SeriesOccasional paper, Consultative report
ContributionsAtlantic Council of the United States.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 78 p. ;
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23339791M

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