.Obminski wrote much on world economic problems and also three books of satirical verse and prose
.The author reminisces about, among others, historical figures he knew personally, including members of the all-powerful Soviet Politbureau and architects of Perestroika, and lays bare the secret springs of well-known events
At one time he was a deputy Soviet foreign minister
He worked hard in many of those economies, including Chile, Mexico, Kenya, Cameroun, India, Nepal and Thailand
The author grew up in the Soviet backwaters
The chapters apos Foreign Ministry Headquarters apos , apos United Nations Corridors apos and apos Heading for Collapse apos reveal the underside of top-level...
Without any connections or sponsors and overcoming traps set by secret services, he became a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a specialist on Third World economies