APA 6th Edition Caratan, B. (1992). Kraj Sovjetskog Saveza - Perestrojka bez Gorbačova. Politička misao, 29 (3), 48-66. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/112396
MLA 8th Edition Caratan, Branko. "Kraj Sovjetskog Saveza - Perestrojka bez Gorbačova." Politička misao, vol. 29, br. 3, 1992, str. 48-66. https://hrcak.srce.hr/112396. Citirano 08.08.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition Caratan, Branko. "Kraj Sovjetskog Saveza - Perestrojka bez Gorbačova." Politička misao 29, br. 3 (1992): 48-66. https://hrcak.srce.hr/112396
Harvard Caratan, B. (1992). 'Kraj Sovjetskog Saveza - Perestrojka bez Gorbačova', Politička misao, 29(3), str. 48-66. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/112396 (Datum pristupa: 08.08.2020.)
Vancouver Caratan B. Kraj Sovjetskog Saveza - Perestrojka bez Gorbačova. Politička misao [Internet]. 1992 [pristupljeno 08.08.2020.];29(3):48-66. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/112396
IEEE B. Caratan, "Kraj Sovjetskog Saveza - Perestrojka bez Gorbačova", Politička misao, vol.29, br. 3, str. 48-66, 1992. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/112396. [Citirano: 08.08.2020.]
Sažetak Although Gorbachov's rule was relatively short, a little less than seven years, it has left traces that cannot be erased. From its very beggining it was clear that after Gorbachov neither the Soviet Union nor the world would be the same as before. Gorbachov fulfilled his role first by starting the process of changes and he was unable to accomplish the reforms he had started or did not have the opportunity to do so, he was compelled to leave his place to others. It could not be said that the policy of Gorbachov's reforms was unlinear, uncompromising, and faultless. It was the result of a relationship between existing forces, of the conflict between the advocates and the opponents of the perestroyka. The Moscow Coup in the summer of 1991 turned that permanent conflict into an open confrontation as those who took part in the Putsch clarified through their attack the positions of both the conservatives and the radical reformers. The failed Coup radicalized all the processes of transformation in Soviet society and removed the barriers which prevented the changes to break through the limits of the system. Within this framework the two most important consequences are certainly the dissolving of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the disintegration of the Soviet Union.