This book demonstrates that the reforms of the 1990s led to a sharp decline in the standard of living for the average Russian urbanite, for instance in Novosibirsk. It discusses some of the difficulties and hardships experienced by scientists in Russia.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Reshaping the Russian State -- A New Russia — Or the Same Old Russia? -- Protecting Fair Competition in the New Russia -- Reform in Russia's Regions -- Federalism, Local Self-Government, and National Renewal in Russia -- Coping with New Economic Rules -- The New Stage of Economic Reforms in Russia -- Building Houses for the Newly Affluent Near Moscow -- A Pioneer in Russia's First Open Grain Market -- Fighting for Labor Rights in a Transitional Economy -- Transforming Russian Political Mores -- Striving Toward Rule of Law -- The Legal Profession and Civil Society in Russia -- Freedom of Speech and the Rule of Law -- Where Society Must Rein In Government -- Civil Society Building Blocks -- Nongovernmental Organizations -- On the Path to a New Russia -- Empowering Russia's Women -- Reviving the Russian Orthodox Church -- Caring for the Homeless in St. Petersburg -- What Future Awaits the Russian Press? -- My Life, My Fate -- The Rise and Fall of Environmental Protection As a National Security Issue -- Preserving the Culture, Modernizing Education -- A Sad Tale About a Happy Fate -- It's Not Easy Being a Scholar in Modern Russia -- Experimenting with Liberal Education in Russia -- The Architecture of Humanism in Russian Higher Education -- A Theater for Oneself -- Russia's Literary Revival -- Epilogue: Will Russia's Terrible Years Be Repeated?
Heyward Isham, Natan M. Shklyar