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The Supreme Soviet: Politics and the Legislative Process in the Soviet Political System
The Supreme Soviet: Politics and the Legislative Process in the Soviet Political System
By Peter Vanneman
Duke University Press, 1977, 253 pp

It may be but a rubber-stamp legislature, but it has a number of functions in the political system useful to the Party and the leadership. Vanneman's careful investigation of the Supreme Soviet (and of its Presidium now headed by Brezhnev) confirms his conclusion that they are institutions which are evolving.