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Russias Capitalist Revolution: Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed Anders Aslund

Russias Capitalist Revolution: Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed

Anders Aslund

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ISBN : 9780881324099
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356 pages
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The Russian revolution, collapse of the Soviet Union, and Russias ensuing transformation belong to the greatest dramas of our time. Revolutions are usually messy and emotional affairs, challenging much of the conventional wisdom, and RussiasMoreThe Russian revolution, collapse of the Soviet Union, and Russias ensuing transformation belong to the greatest dramas of our time. Revolutions are usually messy and emotional affairs, challenging much of the conventional wisdom, and Russias experience is no exception. This book focuses on the transformation from Soviet Russia to Russia as a market economy, and explores why the country has failed to transform into a democracy. It examines the period from 1985, when Mikhail Gorbachev became the Soviet Unions Secretary General of the Communist Party, to the present Russia of Vladimir Putin. Aslund provides a broad overview of Russias economic change, highlighting the most important issues and their subsequent resolutions, including Russias inability to sort out the ruble zone during its revolution, several failed coups, and the financial crash of August 1998.