Introduction: Raiding Russia

  • Ararat L. Osipian


This study considers predatory raiders in the context of zoomorphism, the shaping of something in animal form or terms, and juxtaposes Soviet parasites against post-Soviet predators. The Russian predator, ascribed with animal characteristics, hunts for the most lucrative businesses, properties, and land. The introductory chapter outlines the problem of raiding, scholarly literature that exists on the topic, and presents the structure of this book that reflects the logic of inquiry into the matter of corporate hostile takeovers in Russia. Earlier chapters are conceptual, while the later ones are more practical. This study introduces the notion and concept of predatory raiding and suggests that it may serve as an explanatory model for corporate, property, and land raiding in Russia.


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  • Ararat L. Osipian
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