№ 1, 2015
The article investigates the course and the outcomes of the Russian reforms during the last 25 years. Carefully analyzed the situation in the country and the position of the main socio-economic groups of its population at the start of the reforms, at different stages of their implementation and today, at the beginning of 2015, L.Grigoriev shows that both the elite and intellectuals can hardly be satisfied with the results of the reforms. In the global long-term competition for the well-being a quarter of a century and two million educated citizens who left the country opting for a stable life and material well-being have been lost. The dependence on a number of factors and phenomena of the Soviet period as well as on the specifics of the transformation in the first half of the 1990s remains. The main problem of Russia after a quarter century of transformations is the following: how to provide for a qualitative progress under the established institutions, a complex set of socio-economic problems, the existing elites and the incredibly acute external circumstances?
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