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Perestroika's Effect on Russian Culture

William and Jane Tubman are American scholars of the Soviet Union's politics and literature, respectively. Their new book, Moscow Spring, documents their six months in the country during the reforms of Perestroika and Glasnost under the Gorbachev administration.


Other segments from the episode on March 21, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 21, 1989: Interview with William Taubman and Jane Taubman; Commentary on Professor Longhair; Interview with Lyle Lovett; Review of John Irving's novel "A Prayer for…


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