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The Ussr's Emerging Multiparty System
The Ussr's Emerging Multiparty System
By Vera Tolz
Praeger (with the Center for Strategic and International Studies), 1990, 144 pp

This is a minor tour de force-a guide, distinguished by clarity and brevity, to the polymorphous groups and "unofficial" movements (e.g., the popular fronts) burgeoning throughout the Soviet Union. Their origins (many much older than we knew), their evolution, their conflicts with each other and with the authorities, and their apparent direction are neatly laid out in this enlightening little book.