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The Russian Parliament: Institutional Evolution in a Transitional Regime, 1989-1999

Thomas F. Remington


From the first free elections in post-Soviet Russia in 1989 to the end of the Yeltsin period in 1999, Russia's parliament was the site of great political upheavals. Conflicts between communists and reformers generated constant turmoil, and twice parliamentary institutions broke down in violence. This book offers an account of the inaugural decade of Russia's parliament. It describes in unique detail the parliament of 1989–1991 under Mikhail Gorbachev, the interim parliament of 1990–1993, and the current Federal Assembly. Focusing particularly on the emergence of parliamentary parties and bicam ... More

Keywords: political life, post-Soviet Russia, communists, reformers, Mikhail Gorbachev, Federal Assembly, bicameralism, postcommunist decade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780300084986
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300084986.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas F. Remington, author