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Author Weiner, Douglas R., 1951-

Title A little corner of freedom : Russian nature protection from Stalin to Gorbachëv / Douglas R. Weiner
Published Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 556 pages) : illustrations
Contents Ch. 1. Environmental Activism and Social Identity -- Ch. 2. Archipelago of Freedom -- Ch. 3. The Road to "Liquidation": Conservation in the Postwar Years -- Ch. 4. Zapovedniki in Peril, 1948-1950 -- Ch. 5. Liquidation: The Second Phase, 1950 -- Ch. 6. The Deluge, 1951 -- Ch. 7. In the Throes of Crisis: VOOP in Stalin's Last Years -- Ch. 8. Death and Purgatory -- Ch. 9. VOOP after Stalin: Survival and Decay -- Ch. 10. Resurrection -- Ch. 11. A Time to Build -- Ch. 12. A Time to Meet -- Ch. 13. More Trouble in Paradise: Crises of the Zapovedniki in the Khrushchev Era -- Ch. 14. Student Movements: Catalysts for a New Activism -- Ch. 15. Three Men in a Boat: VOOP in the Early 1960s -- Ch. 16. Storm over Baikal -- Ch. 17. Science Doesn't Stand Still -- Ch. 18. Environmental Struggles in the Era of Stagnation -- Ch. 19. Environmental Activism under Gorbachev
Summary A little corner of freedom sheds new light on Soviet politics, revealing how a Russian nationalist movement used the protective umbra of environmentalism to become a cultural and political force, and how ordinary citizens used it to launch the first mass protests at the dawn of glasnost. It shows how activists were able to establish personal ties with local, provincial, and republic-level politicians who came to regard the movement and the nature reserves it promoted as a source of local pride
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 451-527) and index
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Subject Environmentalism -- Former Soviet republics -- History.
Environmentalism -- Soviet Union -- History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 97040206
ISBN 0520928113 (electronic bk.)
9780520928114 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
Other Titles Russian nature protection from Stalin to Gorbachëv