Book cover of Collapse: The Fall of the Soviet Union  by V. M. Zubokby V. M. Zubok

A major study of the collapse of the Soviet Union—showing how Gorbachev’s misguided reforms led to its demise

In 1945 the Soviet Union controlled half of Europe and was a founding member of the United Nations. By 1991, it had an army four-million strong, five-thousand nuclear-tipped missiles, and was the second biggest producer of oil in the world. But soon afterward the union sank into an economic crisis and was torn apart by nationalist separatism. Its collapse was one of the seismic shifts of the twentieth century.

Interview with the Author

Podcast Art for The Lawfare PodcastThe Lawfare Podcast 
The Fall of the Soviet Union, with Vladislav Zubok
12/27/21          46 min

SRB Podcast 
The Collapse of the Soviet Union
5/3/22             105 min

Podcast art for BookstackAmerican Purpose Bookstack 
Episode 66: Zubok on the USSR’s collapse
5/16/22            36 min

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