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USSR Documents Annual 1988

Perestroika-The Second Stage

Table of Contents

Introduction viii

1 Gorbachev Speaks

  1. Introduction 1
  2. Major Gorbachev Speeches and Interviews, 1988 2
  3. Democratization is the Essence of Perestroika and Socialism 3
  4. The Ideology of Renewal for Revolutionary Perestroika 15
  5. Time for Action, Time for Practical Work 36
  6. Toward Full Power to the Soviets and the Creation of a Socialist State
  7. Based on the Rule of Law 51

2 Politburo Weekly Communiques

  1. Introduction 67
  2. Politburo Membership 1988 68
  3. Weekly Communiques 69

3 New Laws

  1. Introduction 116
  2. Statute on Conditions and Procedures for the Provision of Psychiatric Assistance 117
  3. Decree of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet on the Procedures for Organizing and Holding Meetings, Rallies, Street Processions and Demonstrations in the USSR 121
  4. USSR Law on Cooperatives 122
  5. Law of the USSR on Changes and Amendments to the Constitution of the USSR 151
  6. Law of the USSR on the Election of People's Deputies of the USSR 163
  7. On Regulating Certain Types of Activity of Cooperatives in Accordance with the USSR Law, "On Cooperatives in the USSR" 177

4 Perestroika

  1. Introduction 180
  2. The Party The 19th All-Union Party Conference Theses of the CPSU Central Committee for the 19th All-Union Party Conference 183
  3. On Certain Urgent Measures for the Practical Implementation of the Reform of the Country's Political System 196
  4. On Progress in Implementing the Decisions of the 27th CPSU Congress and the Tasks of Promoting Perestroika 196
  5. On Combating Bureaucracy 201
  6. On Relations Between Soviet Nationalities 204
  7. On Glasnost 207
  8. On Legal Reform 210
  9. Speeches by Yeltsin and Ligachev 212
  10. The Economy
  11. On Ensuring the Effective Employment of the Population, Improving the System of Job Placement, and Increasing Social Guarantees for the Working People 221
  12. Joint Enterprises--1988 (F. Luk'ianov) 225
  13. Fact and Commentary: Bank for Cooperatives Established 229
  14. Discussion Forum: "The Prince" and "Paupers" in Light of the Shadow Economy (V. laroshenko) 230
  15. Government and Society
  16. "One Should Begin with a Map of Towns." Canadian Professor Paul Simon Discusses the Soviet Service Sector 233
  17. On Measures to Accelerate the Development of Individual Housing Construction 235
  18. Secretary and Chairman in One Person (B. Kurashvili) 237
  19. Democracy and Legality (Justice Minister B.V. Kravtsov) 239
  20. The Right to Defend our Rights (Col. Gen. lu. V. Shatalin) 242
  21. Perestroika and the Work of the Chekists (V.M. Chebrikov) 245
  22. Agriculture
  23. Using the Potential of Cooperatives for Furthering Perestroika (M.S. Gorbachev) 253

5 Glasnost. Media, Ideology, De-Stalinization

  1. Introduction 273
  2. Polemic. 'I Cannot Compromise Principles.' Letter to the Editorial Office From a Leningrad VUZ Lecturer (Nina Andreeva) 275
  3. Principles of Perestroika. Revolutionary Nature of Thinking and Acting 282
  4. What Type of Socialism Does the People Need? (Fedor Burlatskii) 290
  5. Shall We Reject Socialist Realism? 297
  6. A Contemporary Conception of Socialism. International Scientific Conference 305
  7. To Restore the Image of Socialism Through Democratization (M.S. Gorbachev, et alia) 309
  8. De-Stalinization
  9. The Seventeenth Lawsuit in Defence of Comrade Stalin is Dismissed by Raion Court (Pavel Gutiontov) 324
  10. The Last Diagnosis. A Plausible Version that Needs Further Diagnosis (Oleg Moroz) 327
  11. Kuropaty. A National Tragedy About Which Everyone Should Know (Zenon Pozniak) 336

6 Education

  1. Introduction 339
  2. On the Restructuring of Secondary and Higher Education and the Party's Tasks in Implementing This Restructuring (Ye.K. Ligachev) 341

7 Nationality Issues

  1. Introduction 369
  2. The Problem of Nagorno Karabakh in the Light of the Leninist Concept of National Self-Determination 371
  3. Speech by B.K. Pugo (Latvia). 19th All-Union CPSU Conference 374
  4. Draft General Program of the Estonian People's Front 378
  5. An Impure Game with Pure Feelings, Into Which the Players from Pamiat are Attempting to Drag People 386
  6. On the Impermissable Activities of Certain Officials of Local Organs in the Azerbaidzhan Republic and the Armenian Republic Who are Forcing Citizens to Leave their Homes 387

8 Foreign Policy

  1. Introduction 389
  2. Statement by the General Secretary of the CPSU CC, M.S. Gorbachev, on Afghanistan 391
  3. Appeal to the Parliaments and Parliamentarians of the Nations of Northern Europe, the United States and Canada 394
  4. Outburst of Spymania in Canada 396
  5. Report to the 19th All-Union Party Conference. Foreign Policy and Diplomacy 397
  6. Address at the United Nations (M.S. Gorbachev) 400
  7. Afghanistan. A Difficult Decision (A. Bovin) 412

9 Environmental Issues

  1. Introduction 415
  2. "On the Fundamental Restructuring of the Environmental Protection in the Country" 416
  3. Big Push for the Truth About the Aral Sea 422

Glossary 423

Bibliography of Works in English 425

Indexes

  1. Names 432
  2. Subjects 434
  3. Institutions, Ministries, Committees and Councils 439
  4. Geography and Places 440

 

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