Collapse of Russia in the 1990s. Causes and Effects in Contemporaries’ Estimates

#5. The Forerunners of Memory

Yeltsin’s “dashing years” and their impact on financial position and spiritual-moral condition of Russia have not yet been objectively, accurately and comprehensively estimated in our historical literature and in mass media, although it was written a lot about this. The author tries to reveal properly, what external and internal forces were behind the Yeltsin’s “reforms” and determined their nature and direction of.

Were the Gaidar Reforms Non-Alternative?

#11. Empty bowl

History doesn’t know subjunctive mood and the accomplished cannot be changed. But 20 years ago the country could choose the different path. And then, when the feeling that we lost the way was intensifying, it was not late to get back on the right track. The Russians, as is known, are strong hindsight. But this time it refused us, and we were stubbornly walking toward our death, not willing to learn from own mistakes committed/wp-content/mag_archive/?mid=109&cid=2544#article_2544Gaidar, market-oriented reforms, Gorbachev, shock therapy, privatization methods.