In The Piratization of Russia: Russian Reform Goes Awry (2003), noted scholar Marshall I. Goldman critically assesses the economic reforms of post-Soviet Russia, focusing closely on Prime Minister Yegor Gaidars flawed privatization program. Unlike Polands privatizations, which spurred the growth of a solid middle class, Russian reforms produced a handful of wealthy oligarchs and a powerful anti-reform backlash.
|Other Independent Review articles by Yuri N. Maltsev|
|Summer 2008||Resisting the State: Reform and Retrenchment in Post-Soviet Russia|
|Summer 1996||Dismantling Utopia: How Information Ended the Soviet Union|