Russia's transition from communism holds great significance not only for itself but also for the wider world. This collection of essays examines the spectrum of Russia's transition since 1991 - considering not only the pattern of events but also what the changes have meant for Russians themselves.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Correcting the Incorrigible? Russia’s Relations with the West over Chechnya/Rick Fawn -- Censorship in Russia, 1991 and 2001/Martin Dewhirst -- Ten Years On, What Do the Russians Think?/Stephen White -- A Liberation from Emancipation? Changing Discourses on Women’s Employment in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia/Rebecca Kay -- Mujahedeen, Mafia, Madmen: Russian Perceptions of Chechens During the Wars in Chechnya, 1994-96 and 1999-2001/John Russell -- Church and State in Contemporary Russia: Conflicting Discourses/Edwin Bacon -- Developments in the Russian Language in the Post-Soviet Period/Lara Ryazanova-Clarke -- The Russian Media in the 1990s/Laura Belin -- The Evolution of Russian Foreign Policy in the 1990s/Allen C. Lynch -- Abstracts -- Notes on Contributors -- Index.
Rick Fawn, Stephen White