Gorbachev"s presidential council by Theodore William Karasik

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  • Soviet Union -- Officials and employees,
  • Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1985-1991

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StatementTheodore Karasik and Brenda Horrigan.
ContributionsHorrigan, Brenda., Rand Corporation.
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Pagination16 p. ;
Number of Pages16
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Open LibraryOL17625306M

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