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Uncertain Conditions in the Russian Transition: the Popular Drive toward Stability in a ‘Stateless’ Environment

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Of all the changes in contemporary Russia, the most vexing for the people has been the disappearance of the all-encompassing stability; the trauma experienced by Russians today can be attributed to the overarching loss of the Soviet state. It had provided a structured political system, a broadly functioning economic infrastructure and a developed social-welfare system. Even though the political system was exclusionary and repressive, economic production had stagnated in the mid-1970s, and the social-welfare system was substandard, as judged by the West, Soviet state structures gave people a perspective on their future and a consistent and popularly understood environment.

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Organize Crime Communist Party Political Culture Nursery School Uncertain Condition 
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© James Alexander 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Northeastern State UniversityTahlequahUSA

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