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By David Ruffley

Born after 1940 and completing greater schooling among 1965 and 1982, a iteration of Russia's top, brightest, and such a lot privileged got here of age within the Brezhnev period. utilizing lately declassified archival fabric to discover trouble own ideals, this research explores the formative stories of this workforce, who now carry key positions in all components of the govt. and society. comparability of those legit files with letters, petitions, and proceedings released within the Soviet press presents new perception into the dynamic interplay among the Brezhnev regime and Soviet times.

Confined via the Brezhnev regime's parameters and balance, younger Soviet experts constructed an ethos that targeted individually upon humanism and individualism, and professionally upon dignity and autonomy. Censored and manipulated, they got here to carry a fancy method of ideals, frustrations, and expectancies that stood in stark distinction to the various beliefs of the Soviet Union. Ruffley analyzes the ethos of this new release through the prism of domination-resistance stories to provide certain perception right into a iteration principally missed through traditional old inquiry.

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