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Russia and Eurasia Documents Annual 1990

(Formerly USSR Documents Annual)

Volume 2 Restructuring Perestroika

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction 1
  2. In the Presidum of the USSR Council of Ministers [On Crime] (31 Jan) 4
  3. From Spring 1985 to Spring 1990 (11 Mar) 6
  4. A.P. Biriukova, `Shock Therapy'? The Government Categorically Opposes It (May) 8
  5. G.V. Semenova, Thinking About Life [Women's Issues] (12 Aug) 11
  6. Chief Organs of the USSR Government, 1990 13
  7. Government and Society 14
  8. The Economy 18
  9. R. Kats, Questions to Editors. What is the Composition of the USSR Supreme Soviet? (2 Feb) 22
  10. L. Shevtsova, Opposition. A New Word in our Political Vocabulary (27 Feb) 23
  11. Liberal-Democratic Party Is Formed (1 Apr) 28
  12. In the USSR Supreme Soviet [Defending the Honor and Dignity of the USSR President] (23 May) 28
  13. Parliamentary Republic [Russia] (13 June) 29
  14. There Are Such Parties! Multi-Colored Palette (15 July) 31
  15. USSR President Decree. About the Resolution by the Presidium of the RSFSR Supreme Soviet, 9 August 1990 (23 Aug) 33
  16. USSR Supreme Soviet Resolution. On the Course of Consultations About and the Elaboration of the Concept for a New Union Treaty (1 Oct) 33
  17. The President Offers His Program. Speech of M.S. Gorbachev at the USSR Supreme Soviet, 17 November 1990 34
  18. The USSR Will Not Wait for Godot. Open Letter by the Co-Founders of the New Moscow News (2 Dec) 36
  19. Draft Union Treaty (24 Nov) 38
  20. P. Bunich, R. Raevskii, Who Applies the Brakes to Leasing? (16 Jan) 42
  21. V.A. Medvedev, Discussing the CPSU CC Platform. The Nucleus of Perestroika Processes. About the Question of Transforming Ownership Relations (18 Feb) 46
  22. Statement by the USSR President M.S. Gorbachev on Central Television, 27 May 1990 [On a Market Economy] 52
  23. A. Orlov, In the USSR Council of Ministers. To Accelerate the Reform (3 Apr) 58
  24. N.I. Ryzhkov, Breaking Out of the Circle (30 May) 61
  25. N.I. Ryzhkov, Market-Prices-Social Protection (June) 62
  26. V. Dolganov, A. Stepovoi, The Cost of Bread and Prices for Bread (14 June) 70
  27. B. Yeltsin, Two Press Conferences in the Russian Parliament (2 Sept) 73
  28. Man, Freedom and the Market. Izvestiia Acquaints Readers with the Main Ideas of the Program Devised by a Group Led by Academician S.S. Shatalin [Shatalin Plan] (4 Sept) 74
  29. Labor 82
  30. I. Zaslavskii, Who is to be Considered Unemployed? (31 May) 83
  31. Lost Work Time (May) 86
  32. The Situation in the Coal Basins (11 July) 86
  33. Trade 88
  34. B. Rodionov, Cardinal Changes are Necessary. At the Opening Session of CMEA in Sofia (9 Jan) 91
  35. CMEA. On the Threshold of Great Changes. At the 45th Session of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (10 Jan) 92
  36. N.I. Ryzhkov, Good Foundations are Laid Out (11 Jan) 100
  37. USSR President Decree. On Introducing Changes in the Foreign Economic Practice of the Soviet Union (24 July) 102
  38. Agriculture 103
  39. Gellii Shmelev, Facts are Stubborn Things, or About the "Farmer's Threat" to Their Collective Farms and Socialism (10 Jan) 104
  40. Ye. Sokolov, An Annoying Fact-Absence of Realism (27 Jan) 107
  41. Fundamentals of Legislation of the USSR and the Union Republics on Land (20 Feb) 110
  42. Ye.K. Ligachev, What is Good for the Agriculture-Is Good for the Country (8 Apr) 124
  43. V. Nefedov, Hard Currency for Grain. Ours or Others? (6 June) 132
  44. V. Gavrichkin, V. Konovalov, Peasant Congress. Applause for Ye. Ligachev and B. Yeltsin (14 June) 134
  45. Ye.K. Ligachev, I Believe in the Soul and Wisdom of the People (18 June) 136
  46. G. Yefstifeev, On Themes of the Day. Lots of Bread-But Even Greater Problems (26 July) 141
  47. In the USSR Council of Ministers. Collecting and Preserving the Harvest (3 Aug) 142

Chapter 5 Glasnost. Media, Ideology, De-Stalinization

  1. Introduction 144
  2. V. Malukhin, Two Days in "April" (3 May) 150
  3. N. Dorofeev, A Trap for Glasnost (9 June) 151
  4. V. Leontev, In the Interests of the Subscriber. We Discuss the Draft Law of the Press (17 Jan) 154
  5. V. Dolganov, In the Committees and Commission of the USSR Supreme Soviet. Law on the Press on the Eve of the Second Reading (8 Apr) 157
  6. N. Krivomaz, "Samizdat" Going Crazy? (9 Apr) 158
  7. Vital Tasks for the Party Press. CPSU CC Orientation Resolution About Pravda (24 Apr) 159
  8. 28th CPSU Congress Resolution. On the CPSU Mass Media (14 July) 160
  9. President of the USSR Decree. On the Democratization and Development of Television and Radio Broadcasting in the USSR (16 July) 162
  10. U.S.-Soviet Information Talks III. Print Media Panel Resolution (26-28 Feb) 163
  11. Vitalii Tretiakov, Yegor Ligachev and Others (4 Feb) 165
  12. Sergei Plekhanov, Dogma vs. Reality (11 Feb) 170
  13. In Connection with the 120th Anniversary of V.I. Lenin (7 Mar) 172
  14. Andrei Chernov, The Party Which Claims to be Saving Marxism. Glimpses of the Congress of the Russian Communist Party (13 May) 176
  15. Nina Andreeva, "If We Come to Power…" (8 June) 177
  16. N.A. Andreeva, "Socialism or Death!" (7 Sept) 179
  17. In the USSR Committee for State Security (13 Feb) 180
  18. TASS Statement [on Katyn] (13 Apr) 181
  19. G. Zhavoronkov, Katyn. A Difficult Road to the Truth (22 Apr) 182
  20. USSR President Decree. On Restoring the Rights of all Victims of Political Repressions of the 1920s-50s (13 Aug) 183

Chapter 6 Education

  1. Introduction 185
  2. V. Riabov, A Labor of Understanding (9 Jan) 186
  3. A. Zvereva, Exam Cancelled (2 Feb) 189
  4. M.S. Gorbachev, The Social Imperatives of the Times (11 May) 189
  5. V. Riashin, Higher School for Higher Class of Education (12 May) 194
  6. USSR President Decree. About the State Program for the Development of Higher Education in the USSR (15 May) 196
  7. What We Think About Schools. Opinions of Readers about Education and About Themselves (June) 197
  8. CPSU Congress Resolution. On CPSU Policy in the Sphere of Education, Science, and Culture (14 July) 199
  9. USSR President Decree. On the Status of the USSR Academy of Sciences (23 Aug) 201
  10. V. Shuksunov, Or Else We Will Be Deprived of Intellect (28 Aug) 202
  11. N. Lashkevich, There Will No Longer Be Party Offices in the Schools [in Lithuania] (31 Aug) 205
  12. USSR President Decree. On The Status of Higher Schools (12 Oct) 205

Chapter 7 Nationality Issues

  1. Introduction 206
  2. Decree of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet. On Declaring a State of Emergency in the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region and Certain Other Regions (15 Jan) 218
  3. A. Karpov, State of Emergency Declared [Uzbekistan] (13 Feb) 220
  4. USSR Supreme Soviet Resolution. On the Situation in the Azerbaidzhan Republic and the Armenia Republic, and Measures to Normalize the Situation in the Region (7 Mar) 221
  5. Resolution of the Supreme Soviet of the Georgian SSR. On Guarantees of the Protection of the State Sovereignty of Georgia (9 Mar) 223
  6. Statement of the USSR Government [Lithuania] (20 Mar) 224
  7. On the Situation in the Lithuanian SSR (20 Mar) 225
  8. President of the USSR Decree. On Additional Measures to Assure the Rights of Soviet Citizens and Protect the Sovereignty of the Union SSR in the Territory of the Lithuanian SSR (21 Mar) 226
  9. The Situation is Acute [Nagorno-Karabakh] (26 Mar) 227
  10. Yuri Bandura, In Search of a Miracle [Lithuania] (8 Apr) 227
  11. To the Supreme Soviet of the Lithuanian SSR and to the Council of Ministers of the Lithuanian SSR (14 Apr) 230
  12. I. Litvinova, Session of Latvian Supreme Soviet (4 May) 231
  13. Decree of the President of the USSR. On the Declaration of the Supreme Soviet of the Latvian SSR, "On Restoring the Independence of the
  14. Latvian Republic" (14 May) 232
  15. Decree of the President of the USSR. On Declaring Invalid the Resolution of the Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR "On the State Status of Estonia" (14 May) 232
  16. P.N. Nishanov, New Federation-New Relations (29 May) 233
  17. Appeal of [Russian] Writers (5 June) 236
  18. Declaration on the Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic. Adopted by the First Congress of the RSFSR People's Deputies (11 June) 237
  19. Who Voted For What! [In RSFSR Congress of People's Deputies] (6 July) 238
  20. G.G. Grout, "Do Not Leave! You Are Needed Here" The "Rebirth" Society Attempts to Form an Autonomous Republic [Soviet Germans] (13 July) 239
  21. 28th CPSU Congress Resolution. A Democratic Nationalities Policy is the Way to Voluntary Union, Peace, and Harmony Among the Peoples (14 July) 242
  22. Text of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of Ukraine Adopted by the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Supreme Soviet on 16 July 1990 (16 July) 245
  23. S. Rogov, Do We Have a Jewish Question? (22 July) 248
  24. Supreme Soviet of the Belorussian SSR Declaration. On the State Sovereignty of the Belorussian SSR (27 July) 250
  25. M.S. Gorbachev, Statement of the USSR President, 12 August 1990 252
  26. V. Novoselov, Sovereign Komi SSR (31 Aug) 253
  27. E. Kondratov, The Unity of Moldova is Threatened (3 Sept) 253
  28. Appeal of the USSR President to the People of Moldova (13 Oct) 255
  29. Statement of the CPSU CC. On the Antidemocratic Acts and the Infringements on Human Rights in the Lithuanian SSR (29 Nov) 256
  30. Pogromists in the TsDL [Central House of Writers] (24 Jan) 257
  31. G. Rezanov, T. Khoroshilova, A Hall-For Patriots? (2 Feb) 259
  32. While it is Still Not Too Late. Open Letter to CPSU Politburo Members(14 Feb) 260
  33. Nataliya Gevorkyan, Dmitry Radyshevsky, Do We Have to Wait for Bloodshed? (18 Feb) 262
  34. Sergei Kraiukhin, News Hotline. Now There's a Tradition for You… (22 Feb) 265
  35. Dmitry Radyshevsky, Criticizing Hitler…From the Right (24 June) 265
  36. What Do the National-Patriots Want? (31 Aug) 266

Chapter 8 Foreign Policy

  1. Introduction 268
  2. E.A. Shevardnadze, At the "Open Skies" Conference (12 Feb) 272
  3. E.A. Shevardnadze, Statement in Canada's Parliament (15 Feb) 276
  4. V. Shelkov, Canada-USSR. A Centre is Created (19 Feb) 282
  5. Responses From M.S. Gorbachev to Questions from a Pravda Correspondent [On the ReUnification of Germany] (21 Feb) 282
  6. Declaration of the All-Union Council of War and Labor Veterans [Germany] (Mar) 285
  7. Vladimir Orlov, Being True to Principles or Principles Being True. Slogans and Reality in Today's Cuba (10 Mar) 287
  8. Where is Eastern Europe Going? (Mar 90) 289
  9. A. Bovin, Opinion of a Political Observer, Europe, Germany, and Us... (23 Mar) 292
  10. Statement of the Soviet Government [GDR] (27 Mar) 295
  11. USSR Supreme Soviet Resolution. On the Visit of the USSR President M.S Gorbachev to the USA and Canada (12 June) 296
  12. A. Krivopalov, An Olive Leaf from NATO (7 July) 297
  13. P. Vorob'ev, Opinion of a Political Observer. Exceptions From the Rule(11 July) 298
  14. Statement of E.A. Shevardnadze at the 45th Session of the UN General Assembly (26 Sept) 300
  15. USSR Congress of People's Deputies Resolution. In Connection with the Situation in the Persian Gulf (27 Dec) 308

Chapter 9 Military Affairs

  1. Introduction 308
  2. Gen. M.A. Moiseev, The Task is Ours Together (10 Feb) 311
  3. V. Litovkin, Secrets Without Secrets (21 Feb) 313
  4. D. Yazov, Spring Call-Up (12 Mar) 315
  5. D.T. Yazov, "Military Reform" (3 June) 318
  6. Warsaw Treaty Declaration (7 June) 324
  7. N. Burbyga, How Many Serve in the Army? (9 July) 325
  8. USSR President Decree. On Several Measures To Strengthen the Social and Legal Protection of Servicemen (6 Sept) 326
  9. D. Yazov, Only to Make a Noise...Competently About the "Military Coup" (29 Sept) 327
  10. Gen. Boris Gromov, There is No Need To Stir Up Trouble (14 Oct) 329

Chapter 10 Environmental and Quality of Life Issues

  1. Introduction 331
  2. Mikhail Gorbachev's Address to the Participants in the Global Forum on Environment and Development for Survival (20 Jan) 334
  3. Gleb Pyanykh, Below the Line [On Poverty] (11 Mar) 338
  4. Vladimir Gurevich, Defending the Needy or a Test for Common Sense(11 Mar) 342
  5. USSR Supreme Soviet Resolution. On a Unified Program to Eliminate the Results of the Accident at the Chernobyl AES and the Situation Connected with that Accident (25 Apr) 343
  6. I. Kambulov, After the Disaster of the Century [Chernobyl] (25 Apr) 346
  7. President of the USSR Decree. On New Approaches to the Solution of the Housing Problem in the Country and Measures for their Practical Implementation (19 May) 349
  8. 28th CPSU Congress Resolution, On the Political Appraisal of the Disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station and the Work to Eliminate its Consequences (14 July) 351
  9. G. Valiuzhenich, The Refugees Are Waiting (20 July) 352
  10. A. Ilesh, V. Rudnev, Struggle Against Crime. Illusions and Reality (24 July) 354
  11. T. Khudiakova, Without a Monopoly by MINSDRAV [Ministry of Public Health] (17 Aug) 357
  12. A. Ilesh, How Many Drug Addicts Do We Have? (29 Aug) 358
  13. V. Khrebtov, There is Acid Rain Over the City [Norilsk] (Nov) 360

Bibliography 362
Glossary 367

Indexes 369

  • Names 369
  • Subjects 372
  • Geography and Places 376
  • Institutions, Ministries, Committees and Councils 378

 

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