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Soviet crisis and the U.S. interest

future of the Soviet military and future of the Soviet economy : hearings before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, first session, June 6 and 19, 1991.
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  • English
U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office , Washington
Economic assistance, American -- Soviet Union., Soviet Union -- Military policy., Soviet Union -- Economic policy -- 1986-
Other titlesSoviet crisis and the US interest.
SeriesS. hrg -- 102-283.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 146 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL17661603M
ISBN 100160369487

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"Crisis amid Plenty is a well-crafted scholarly study. Although the focus is on the petroleum industry, this book offers a valuable window through which to view recent economic change in the Soviet Union. The energy analyst and anyone with a serious interest in Soviet economic decision making will benefit from studying this book.".

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warships were deployed that would intercept and board any ship heading to the island. Castro announced that Cuba had the right to defend itself from American aggression. He added that the decision to deploy missiles was a joint action on the part of both Cuba and the Soviet Union.

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resolve. Despite their mutual interest in deposing Fidel.Judy Shelton, author of [The Coming Soviet Crash], analyzed the condition of the Soviet economy. Due to its emphasis on military spending, the Soviets have neglected all other areas of their.