Corruption and Hunger for Power on the Rise in Russia

February 13th, 2009   Uncategorized

“With the invasion of Georgia the “feel-good” policy came to an abrupt end,” Mats Johansson, MP (M) writes in a review of Anders Åslund’s book Russia’s Capitalist Revolution – Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed published by the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Johansson resumes: “… if not sooner the drastic deterioration of Russia’s inner- and foreign state of affairs during the Putin reign has convinced even the most incredulous that the cold war is back on track -though, in a new version and with a new content”.

At the end of April, Anders Åslund, in cooperation with Andrew Kuchins, will publish yet another book about Russia: Russia: The Balance Sheet.c

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