As most of you know, the nation-state of Russia has gone through a tumultuous 30 year history since the break-up of the Soviet Union. This article breaks this evolution into three periods. The first period include the Boris Yeltsin years of market fundamentalism and shock doctrine that Naomi Klein writes about from 1991-1998. The second period is one of recovery after the crash of 1998 which was driven by Putin. The third is Russia in the last 14 years with its erratic economy, partly stabilized by China.
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