Soviet Economic Thought and Political Power in the U.S.S.R. (Pergamon policy studies on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe)
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Soviet Economic Thought and Political Power in the U.S.S.R. (Pergamon policy studies on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe)

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Published by Elsevier .
Written in English


  • Economics, Mathematical,
  • History,
  • Soviet Union

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Number of Pages200
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Open LibraryOL9265286M
ISBN 100080224679
ISBN 109780080224671

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