Life and Democracy in Present Day Russia
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This paper examines what life is like for the average person in Russia from a social, economic and cultural point of view since the collapse of the Communist rule. It shows how the potential small business market has been booming due to holes left in the economy. The paper also discusses health care and education and moves on to the state of the government and their move to democracy.
From the Paper:"What kind of life you have in present day Russia will depend on your source of income. Since Glasnost (which means "openness"), one is reminded of the Chinese character for "crisis," which consists of the characters for "danger" and "opportunity." Russia has experienced both positives and negatives since Glasnost that have impacted on the everyday life of Russian citizens. How Glasnost affects any one citizen, however, depends on how he or she fits into the new economy. Those who are tied to the Russian government, such as military people, have suffered under Glasnost. The government does not have enough money to pay military salaries, and both officers and enlisted men have gone without salaries for months at a time."
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