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Kapitalizm [electronic resource] : Russia's struggle to free its economy / Rose Brady.

Author/Creator:
Brady, Rose, 1956-
Publication:
New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c1999.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (320 p.)
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Subjects:
Capitalism -- Russia (Federation).
Russia (Federation) -- Economic conditions -- 1991-.
Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions -- 1991-.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
As Moscow bureau chief for Business Week magazine, Rose Brady was on the scene during the fall of the Soviet Union and the key early years of Russia's transformation from a socialist state to a market economy. Brady interviewed scores of major political and economic figures, entrepreneurs, and ordinary Russian citizens, all of whom confronted enormous changes during the first five years of economic reform. In this compelling book, Brady provides one of the first accounts of Russia's transition period written by an observer without a personal stake in the reform efforts' outcome. The author takes readers into the factories, stores, banks, impromptu markets, homes, and schools of Russia, as well as into the corridors of power, to explain how the country's own brand of capitalism has evolved.The book describes the shock to citizens when Boris Yeltsin's government liberated prices in 1992; the early entrepreneurs who scrambled for position as state assets were privatized; privatization chief Anatoly Chubais's crucial compromises, which altered the shape of Russian capitalism; and the development of an oligarchical system dominated by a handful of financial-industrial conglomerates. Some people have been left behind in poverty, sickness, and confusion as Russia has lurched toward capitalism, Brady concludes, yet by 1997, with private-sector domination of the economy, Russia had achieved an essentially successful economic transformation.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Preface
Chronology Of Events, 1991-1997
1. Images, Voices
2. The Shock Of Economic Freedom
3. The Rise Of The New Russians
4. The Battle For Russia's Wealth
5. Capitalism Versus Communism
6. The Wary Westerners
7. Kapitalizm Reborn
Postscript
Appendix
Notes
Recommended Reading
Index
Notes:
Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-274) and index.
ISBN:
1-281-74104-3
0-300-12762-6
9786611741044
0-585-35484-7
OCLC:
952735429
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300127621 doi