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Publication Date: September 1991

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Leon Aron; William D. Eggers; Douglas Seay

Series: Executive Memorandum

Topic: Culture and religion (Language and languages)
Government (Foreign relations)

Keywords: Russia and Eurasia

Type: Brief

Coverage: Soviet Union


Properly understanding Soviet policital lexicon is important because more than just words are at stake. No sense can be made of the momentous events now reshaping the Soviet Union without first understanding the reality behind the stock expressions.