Crisis amid Plenty
The Politics of Soviet Energy under Brezhnev and Gorbachev
Thane Gustafson


Although the Soviet Union has the most abundant energy reserves of any country, energy policy has been the single most disruptive factor in its industry since the mid-1970s. This major case study treats the paradox of the energy crisis as an essential part of larger economic problems of the Soviet Union and as a key issue in determining the fate of the Gorbachev reforms.

First published in 1989.

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