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Description - Russia's Capitalist Revolution by Anders Aslund

The Russian revolution, collapse of the Soviet Union, and Russia's ensuing transformation belong to the greatest dramas of our time. Revolutions are usually messy and emotional affairs, challenging much of the conventional wisdom, and Russia's 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 Union's Secretary General of the Communist Party, to the present Russia of Vladimir Putin. Aslund provides a broad overview of Russia's economic change, highlighting the most important issues and their subsequent resolutions, including Russia's inability to sort out the ruble zone during its revolution, several failed coups, and the financial crash of August 1998.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780881324099
ISBN-10: 0881324094
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: The Peterson Institute for International Economics
Publisher: The Peterson Institute for International Economics
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Anders Aslund

Anders Aslund was a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics from 2006 to May 2015. He examined the economic policies of Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe, as well as the broader implications of economic transition. Aslund served as an economic adviser to the governments of Russia in 1991-94 and Ukraine in 1994-97.

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