The Piratization of Russia: Russian Reform Goes Awry

Marshall I. Goldman

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The Piratization of Russia: Russian Reform Goes Awry

The Piratization of Russia Russian Reform Goes Awry In a small group of Russians emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union and enjoyed one of the greatest transfers of wealth ever seen claiming ownership of some of the most valuable petroleu

  • Title: The Piratization of Russia: Russian Reform Goes Awry
  • Author: Marshall I. Goldman
  • ISBN: 9780415315296
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1991, a small group of Russians emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union and enjoyed one of the greatest transfers of wealth ever seen, claiming ownership of some of the most valuable petroleum, natural gas and metal deposits in the world By 1997, five of those individuals were on Forbes Magazine s list of the world s richest billionaires These self styled oligarIn 1991, a small group of Russians emerged from the collapse of the Soviet Union and enjoyed one of the greatest transfers of wealth ever seen, claiming ownership of some of the most valuable petroleum, natural gas and metal deposits in the world By 1997, five of those individuals were on Forbes Magazine s list of the world s richest billionaires These self styled oligarchs were accused of using guile, intimidation and occasionally violence to reap these rewards Marshall I Goldman argues against the line that the course adopted by President Yeltsin was the only one open to Russia, since an examination of the reform process in Poland shows that a gradual and imaginative approach worked there with less corruption and a wider share of benefits.The Piratization of Russia is an accessible, timely and topical volume that is required reading for those with an interest in Russian reform Its appeal will range from students, academics, economists and politicians to the interested lay reader keen to understand Russia s problems and learn how they could have been avoided.

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    1. Rob on said:

      A remarkable account of the early years of Russia’s transition to the market and the way the country’s vast natural resources were seized by a variety of shady characters. Goldman’s book is nearly ten years old now but still devastating in its impact.Distinction is made between thenomenklaturaoligarchs – political leaders and factory owners who took advantage of their lofty position in USSR days and what Goldman labels theupstartoligarchs – Roman Abramovich included – a group with a [...]

    2. Caitlin on said:

      The Piratization of Russia: Russian Reform Goes Awry by M. Goldman (2003)

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