ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Remaking Soviet Union

Remaking Soviet Union THE outlines of what may be a new order in the Soviet Union have begun to trace themselves out of the chaos that followed the defeat of the recent coup. In its immediate aftermath, the energetic renewal of claims of the republics to varying degrees of autonomy and independence was complicated by the absence of any precisely identifiable locus of power at the centre. The defeat of the coup, even as it relegated to insignificance some of the erstwhile incumbents in office, led to an ambiguity as to where power resided following the uncertain equations between rival aspirants. The CPSU was banned by decree while the Soviet government was sacked by the Supreme Soviet and the leaders of the Russian federation lost little time in rushing to hijack power by insinuating their nominees into the freshly vacated federal organs. But events seem to be moving towards a new equilibrium and the genesis of a new dispensation is indicated.

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