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Above and beyond : from Soviet general to Ukrainian state builder /
Kostiantyn P. Morozov.
imprint
Cambridge, MA : Distributed by the Harvard University Press for the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, c2000.
description
xxii, 295 p. : ill., maps, ports. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0916458776
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imprint
Cambridge, MA : Distributed by the Harvard University Press for the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, c2000.
isbn
0916458776
general note
"Documentary appendices" contain material in English, Russian and Ukrainian.
catalogue key
5204407
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-280) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Kostiantyn Petrovych Morozov was the first Minister of Defense of independent Ukraine (from September 1991 to October 1993). After his retirement from that post, he was a senior research fellow at Harvard University's Ukrainian Research Institute and Kennedy School of Government, a Minister-Counselor for relations with NATO in the Embassy of Ukraine in Brussels, and Deputy Head of the Ukrainian Mission to NATO. He currently is Ukraine's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Iran. Sherman W. Garnett is the Dean of James Madison College at Michigan State University.
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Summaries
Main Description
Above and Beyond is the first book to appear in the West by a major Ukrainian independence figure and is the first by a former Soviet general to discuss the inner workings of the USSR's military. Morozov provides behind-the-scenes insights on Yeltsin, Kuchma, Dudaev, and other important players still active today. His book will firmly alter our perception of the USSR and its demise, the Soviet military machine, and the rise of modern, independent Ukraine. In September 1991 Major General Kostiantyn Morozov informed the Soviet Armed Forces Command that he was no longer a Soviet general, but the new Ukrainian Minister of Defense. He then set out to create the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF), mounting a brilliant campaign to remove from Ukraine military personnel who were not Ukrainian citizens and not loyal to the new Ukrainian state, taking over the Ukrainian-based assets, nuclear and otherwise, of the Soviet Army, and firmly grounding the idea of an independent UAF in the public mind. Within a year of assuming his post, he was overseeing the second-largest army in Europe and the third-largest nuclear arsenal in the world. The shock waves of his efforts would eventually lead Vladimir Zhirinovsky to put Morozov at the top of his "hit list" of those responsible for destroying the USSR. Morozov guided his forces through a minefield of intrigues as various figures sought to undermine the UAF and subordinate it to the armed forces of the CIS and, therefore, to Russia. He stood as an important figure in the political landscape for his blunt candor and total devotion to Ukrainian sovereignty. This was especially remarkable because Morozov was ethnically half-Russian (or so he thought), spoke no Ukrainian, and came from the eastern part of Ukraine, long believed to be faithful to Russia and Soviet rule.
Main Description
from the eastern part of Ukraine, long believed to be faithful to Russia and Soviet rule.
Main Description
Above and Beyond is the first book to appear in the West by a major Ukrainian independence figure and is the first by a former Soviet general to discuss the inner workings of the USSR's military. Morozov provides behind-the-scenes insights on Yeltsin, Kuchma, Dudaev, and other important players still active today. His book will firmly alter our perception of the USSR and its demise, the Soviet military machine, and the rise of modern, independent Ukraine.In September 1991 Major General Kostiantyn Morozov informed the Soviet Armed Forces Command that he was no longer a Soviet general, but the new Ukrainian Minister of Defense. He then set out to create the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF), mounting a brilliant campaign to remove from Ukraine military personnel who were not Ukrainian citizens and not loyal to the new Ukrainian state, taking over the Ukrainian-based assets, nuclear and otherwise, of the Soviet Army, and firmly grounding the idea of an independent UAF in the public mind. Within a year of assuming his post, he was overseeing the second-largest army in Europe and the third-largest nuclear arsenal in the world. The shock waves of his efforts would eventually lead Vladimir Zhirinovsky to put Morozov at the top of his "hit list" of those responsible for destroying the USSR.Morozov guided his forces through a minefield of intrigues as various figures sought to undermine the UAF and subordinate it to the armed forces of the CIS and, therefore, to Russia. He stood as an important figure in the political landscape for his blunt candor and total devotion to Ukrainian sovereignty. This was especially remarkable because Morozov was ethnically half-Russian (or so he thought), spoke no Ukrainian, and came from the eastern part of Ukraine, long believed to be faithful to Russia and Soviet rule.
Table of Contents
List of Photo Collectionsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Dedicationp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Usage Notep. xxi
"So, You Are Ukrainian?"p. 1
The Touchstones of Characterp. 17
The Price of Advancementp. 33
The Cadre Policy in the Soviet Militaryp. 59
My Ukrainianizationp. 73
I Take a Stand: The Coup Attempt of August 1991p. 91
Ukraine's First Minister of Defensep. 133
A Test of Will and Resolvep. 153
Radical Restructuring and the Oath of Loyaltyp. 173
Conclusionp. 199
Documentary Appendicesp. 219
Editorial Notesp. 265
References and Suggested Further Readingp. 279
Indexp. 281
Documents in the Text
The Ukrainian Proclamation of Independence (August 24, 1991)p. 139
Kostiantyn Morozov's Oath of Loyalty to the Ukrainian State (December 6, 1991)p. 189
Maps in the Text
Ukrainep. xxiv
The Donbas Region of Ukrainep. 8
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