№ 4, 2000
Big capital in Russia was created mostly by political methods always feeling its dependence on politics and always striving to be in politics. This has always been the condition of its survival. At the same time this over-dependence on the Russian state partially explains the strategic mistakes made by corporations in the first decade of the transition to the market economy.
№ 1, 2000
The main stream of the Russian political culture is found today in the public sphere. Genetically it is inherited first of all from the popular laughter culture. That is understandable. In the first place, the public political humor today comes mainly from the public politicians, whose career has started rather recently (at the end of the 80-s - the beginning of 90-s or even later). Hence their «top-level» approach to the humor and to the laughter element in general. In the second place, the public political laugh is inevitably oriented at the voters and the society. In order to be understandable and highly appreciated by the addressees, the humor has to be utterly available that is to say it should be based on the traditional popular humor.
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