Discuss factors contributing to the hardliners a)success from autumn 1990 to spring 1991 and b)failures throughout the rest of 1991.

This is not an essay as such. It should be made up of bullet points and subheadings. almost like an essay plan, with main resaons for success and failures clearly devided. all Points should be short, specific, relevent and backed up with examples where appropriate.

Elite disintegration is the main topic of the question.

please choose following for reference.
A.Brown : the gorbachev factor
J.morrison: Boris Yeltsin
M.Zlotnik: Yeltsin and Gorbachev: the politics of confrontation.
H.Smith: The new russians

Please follow these guidelines
Thank you