Impressions from the Soviet Union

Impressions from the Soviet Union

In mid-March a conference on the subject “From Totalitarianism to Democracy” was held under the auspices of the Academy of Social Sciences in Moscow. Unlike the renowned Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Social Sciences is a teaching and research institute attached to the Central Committee of the Communist party of the Soviet Union (CPSU). Until recently it was a party school for training apparatchiks. But in response to the quicksand that has come to characterize the Soviet landscape during the last year, it is now seeking an independent identity.

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