Economic Reform in Russia and Organized Crime Essay by Master Researcher

Economic Reform in Russia and Organized Crime
A look at the problem of organized crime in Russia and how economic reform in Russia is partly responsible for the problem.
# 88508 | 2,250 words | 9 sources | 2006 | US

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This paper presents a discussion of economic reform in post-Soviet Russia and the prevalence and impact or organized crime that has continued to grow with the market economy there. Billions of dollars have left the former USSR; criminals have infiltrated most institutions and control approximately half of the national economy.

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"Organized crime thrives in particular environments, as in post-Soviet Russia's capitalist economy of administrative ineffectiveness and inefficiency. For example, Russian businesses have required operation licenses from the state, as opposed to just registration, as in Western Europe. Bottlenecks have promoted bribery with officials refusing to process licenses, on demand, in danger. In much greater ways, full-fledged crime involves a large sector of the Russian economy, and its capital. A weaker central government and adjustment to a market economy promote increased criminal activity. One sees remarks on Soviet conditions having made a Russian culture of `cheating' as the only way to advance, or obtain housing, goods."

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