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Owning Russia : the struggle over factories, farms, and power

Author: Andrew Scott Barnes
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During and after the breakdown of the Soviet Union, a wide range of competitors fought to build new political and economic empires by wresting control over resources from the state and from each other. In the only book to examine the evolution of Russian property ownership in both industry and agriculture, Andrew Barnes uses interviews, archival research, and firsthand observation to document how a new generation  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Scott Barnes
ISBN: 0801444349 9780801444340
OCLC Number: 61704731
Description: xvi, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Comprehending turmoil : post-Soviet Russia as a struggle for property --
The tangled web they wove : property in the USSR before 1985 --
Let the games begin, 1985-91 --
The next big thing : property in the era of mass privatization and land reform, 1992-94 --
Many currents, one tumultuous river : redistribution after privatization, 1994-97 --
The earth moves : finance, politics, and a new era of redistribution, 1997-2002 --
A new world, but how new? : the Yukos affair and beyond, 2002-2005 --
Face forward : lessons for understanding change.
Responsibility: Andrew Barnes.
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