Russia's Oligarchs and Making the Loyal Economy

Van Meter, Benjamin T.

After the fall of the Soviet Union, a new class of people arose to dominate Russian economic and political life-the oligarchs. These fabulously wealthy individuals rose from Soviet obscurity to unprecedented influence in Russia during the 1990s. Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Boris Berezovsky, and others cultivated close relations with the government, epitomized in 1996 when the oligarchs save... read more

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