The Rise of the Russian Oligarchy and an American’s Journey Throughout It All

A few years after the fall of the Berlin wall, Boris Yeltsin became president of an independent Russia. His administration pursued a policy of converting government owned enterprises into privately, yet publicly owned companies. Russia issued "privatization vouchers" to citizens as ownership in these converted state-owned businesses. Typical Russians, however, had no experience or knowledge … Continue reading The Rise of the Russian Oligarchy and an American’s Journey Throughout It All

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