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on 8 May 1997
It is amazing how a people who have lived their life time under a communist/authoritarian government are not able to comprehend democracy. This book does give a good insight into the dilemma facing the common man in the new Russia. This is just one of the things that book accomplishes. The author has interviewed people who have had enormous influences on the dealings with Russian Politics which does give an idea of the state of affairs in the new Republic.

I think the book will find a place in history as a true representation of the reformation of a nation.
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on 29 April 1997
Written by a reporter, one cannot expect the detachment a historian would bring to this theme. In today's Russia, events move very fast indeed. Some of the people the author writes about are no longer near the seat of power while others, whom he does not mention, now make policy. I would have wished for a more intense study of modern Russian society, including emigrants to US, to Germany, etc.
Unfortunately, as the months go by, the book will be outdated. This is a pity, after all the effort the author brought to it.
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on 22 November 1998
A Great follow up on Lenin's Tomb. Remnick does an excellent job of showing us the entire picture of Russia's current situation. This would would be a great book for anyone who would like to understand what is going on in Russia today and why.
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on 6 November 2014
Good, thanks
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