The Soviet Union Under Brezhnev, Paperback Book


Virtually since it ended the Brezhnev era has been dismissed as an era of stagnation and corruption when not a great deal happened.

Bill Tompson argues that historians can't simply dismiss twenty odd years of history of one of the world's leading powers.

During this period the Soviet Union did undergo major social and economic changes and this account covers them in detail. The approach is thematic rather than chronological, with sections examining politics and policy under Brezhnev, including chapters on leadership politics, domestic policy, and foreign policy.

Additional sections examine economy and society, with chapters on economic performance, demographic and social change, and culture.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780582327191

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