Vol. 34, No. 4 (Winter 2009)
Continuity in Russian Corruption through Changing Societal Forms
Formerly of the Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia
This article examines in detail the corruption endemic in pre- Soviet, Soviet and post-Soviet Russia. In doing so, it analyzes such aspects as bribery, extortion, organized crime, and human networking (called blat) in their political and private dimensions. The article concludes with a reference to recent measures adopted by the Russian government to curtail corruption.