Valery Boldin joined Gorbachev's staff in 1981 as an adviser on agricultural questions at a time when Gorbachev was still a lowly bureaucrat. But as soom as Gorbachev's star rose, so did Boldin's. He soon became Gorbachev's right-hand man, first on the Central Committee and eventually as Chief of Staff. He was thus in an ideal position to observe the combination of baroque manoeuvring and genuine vision that propelled Gorbachev to the top. Present at the creation of perestroika - indeed, he was responsible for drafting key speeches and memoranda - he sat in on many of the most fateful meetings of the era, dealing with the Chernobyl disaster, the Afghan War, the secession of the Baltic Republics. This book tells the story of all those events. But above all, it is the story of Gorbachev himself (and Raisa) - intelligent, courageous, sometimes visionary, but also ambitious, vain and at times mean-spirited.
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