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Russia in Search of its Future - Amin Saikal

Russia in Search of its Future

By: Amin Saikal (Editor), William Maley (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521483872
Number Of Pages: 252

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Russia's renewal since the collapse of communism has proved extraordinarily disturbed, marked by escalating conflict between President Yeltsin and the Congress of People's Deputies inherited from the Soviet era. This culminated in insurrection and violence on the streets, and when the main rebels were given amnesty in February 1994, the situation remained as uncertain as ever. The contributors to this book analyze a Russia that is searching for its future amid a maelstrom of complex forces--political, economic, sociocultural, and international. They examine each of these elements of Russia's situation and investigate the role that each may play in shaping Russia's fortunes into the next century. Their overall conclusion is that, whatever the exact shape of the future, it will be determined both by elements embedded over many generations, and the influence of seven decades of communist rule.

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"...an important contribution by analysts of international repute to the still limited literature on post-Soviet change...The strength of the contributions is in the authors' command and detailed use of Russian primary sources...Highly recommended." Choice

Russian politics in the time of troubles: some basic antinomies
Political leadership in post-Communist Russia
The shape of the Russian macroeconomy
Reforming Russian agriculture: privatisation in comparative perspective
Privatisation of large-scale Russian industry
International Relations
From Soviet to Russian foreign policy
Russia's relations with the former external empire
Russia and Central Asia
Culture in Russia and Russian culture
Reconstruction, deconstruction and the restoration of literature in Russia
Alternative visions of the Russian future
Conclusion: Russia in search of its future
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ISBN: 9780521483872
ISBN-10: 0521483875
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 30th January 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.38