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2 Comparing China and Russia: Phases of Communist Revolution (previously covered) Post-Communist Transitions (covered today)

3 Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader: Glastnost (openness) Perestroika (restructuring) Elections within Communist Party

4 Institutions in Post- Communist Russia: Replacement of one-party Communist rule with multiparty democracy End of command style economy

5 2004 Russian presidential election

6 Interests in Post-Communist Russia: Party apparatchiks become oligarchs. Economic discontent and loss of security makes some people nostalgic for Communism.

7 Identities in Post-Communist Russia: What replacement for Communist ideology? Rise of ethnic (including ethnic Russian) nationalism

8 htmlhttp://www.russianeconomy.org/comments/ html (see figure 2)

9 “Economic growth in China, democracy in Russia, which country is getting it right?”


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