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Molotov Remembers: Inside Kremlin Politics

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Published August 1st 1993 by Ivan R. Dee
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Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Having now finished the book, it is impressive inasmuch as Molotov's comments up until the end of his long life reveal that he remained optimistic about socialism - despite the country's decline in the decade prior to his death in 1986.

Molotov was involved in crimes - the repressions/terror and the removal of grain from various regions, which led to famine - but continued to believe in the rationales or justifications for what must be considered the most odious actions: The Soviet leadership
Jun 03, 2007 added it
again, selective editing by reactionaries presents unbalanced and heavily biased image. Still of some value, perhaps unintentionally. A learned reader can understand more than the publisher.
Willy Marz Thiessam
As a historian and archivist this is a nightmare. It's not an oral history but a disorganized mess of random statements taken out of context. That said there is enough here to give secondary detail to what can be best described authoritatively elsewhere. The accuracy and clarity to the original transcript is lacking but the work is essentially a well put together poetic mashup that is a work of art in itself. Reads more like gothic horror with psychedelic distortions than a professionally edited ...more
Stanislav Fedorov
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
На протяжении последних пятнадцати лет жизни Молотова одним из его друзей и собеседников был писатель Феликс Чуев. Книга представляет собой выдержки из ста сорока их бесед. На даче, на празднике, на прогулке, в компании или в уединении. Да, если кто не помнит, Вячеслав Молотов - это советский премьер и министр иностранных дел в 1930-50-х годах.

Умерший в 1986 году в возрасте 96 лет, он очень долго сохранял ясность ума и его рассказы являются совершенно исключительным источником по эпохе 20-50-х.
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Heavy and rewarding. Requires background information and Wikipedia.

Unique conversational style is based on interviews conducted by Felix Chuev between 1969-1986, while Molotov (b. 1890) was involuntarily retired in his dacha in Zhukovka.

Molotov's interviews give the most honest view of the Soviet political system. Inherently unpredictable, the system collapsed a few years after Molotov, his generation, and the last of the younger old guard, had passed away.
May 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
"Not everything has happened as we thought it would." I don't need to elaborate on what an understatement this is. That said, scarcely a page goes by in this book without something utterly fascinating.
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Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
rest in piece v.m. molotov (1890-1986)
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