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By Marshall I. Goldman

In 1991, a small workforce of Russians emerged from the cave in of the Soviet Union and loved one of many maximum transfers of wealth ever obvious, claiming possession of a few of the main precious petroleum, ordinary fuel and steel deposits on the planet. via 1997, 5 of these contributors have been on Forbes Magazine's record of the world's richest billionaires. those self-styled oligarchs have been accused of utilizing guile, intimidation and sometimes violence to harvest those rewards. Marshall I. Goldman argues opposed to the road that the path followed via President Yeltsin was once the one one open to Russia, considering the fact that an exam of the reform method in Poland indicates extra slow and innovative method labored there with much less corruption and a much broader proportion of benefits.

The Piratization of Russia is an obtainable, well timed and topical volume that is needed interpreting for people with an curiosity in Russian reform. Its allure will variety from scholars, lecturers, economists and politicians to the lay-reader willing to appreciate Russia's problems and find out how they can were avoided.

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