Автор: David M. Kotz and Fred Weir
Название: Russia’s Path from Gorbachev to Putin
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David M. Kotz is Professor of Economics and Research Associate at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.
Fred Weir is Moscow correspondent for the Boston-based Christian Science Monitor.
The current work adds an examination of the signiﬁcant social, economic, and political developments in post-Soviet Russia since 1996. These developments include the rise of a small group of super-rich and powerful “oligarchs,” the continuing prevalence of crime and corruption, the severe problems of Russia’s economy over the past decade, and the steady drift toward authoritarian government. While these developments have been described in the mass media and in many books, our aim is to interpret and explain the underlying reasons for them.