From Lenin to the present, Russo-Soviet interpretations of the works of John Maynard Keynes have provided a lens by which to understand Russian economic thought and policy. Examining the evolution of these interpretations, unfortunately, reveals that Keynesianism in Russia has helped convince economists and policy makers that market systems cannot be relied upon to function effectively without significant government intervention.

Marianne Johnson is Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Alexander Kovzik is associate professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
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