Russia’s Transition to Kleptocracy
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When the Soviet Union fragmented around 1990, most observers predicted a splendid economic future for its core, Russia. With a bonanza of natural resources, advanced technology and a well-educated workforce, Russia no longer had to prop up the more backward parts of the Soviet empire, nor contort itself to satisfy communist ideology.
KeywordsBlack Market Shock Therapy Capital Flight Communist Ideology Royal Dutch Shell
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