Reasons of Russian Poverty: Structural and Mental Levels and Limits

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2012-2-57-69

I. Sitnova, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, 49, Leningradskii prosp., Moscow, 125993, Russian Federation (

Abstract. The article says about the limitations of Russia's transformation, which manifested in the reform of post-communist societies. These limitations contribute to the development of poverty in Russia. The author interpretes them as mental restrictions associated with historical experience of the Russian society.

Keywords: poverty, social strata, etatism, paternalism, collectivism, dualism, universalism, sacralization of power, ceremonialism, futurism

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For citation:
Sitnova I. Reasons of Russian Poverty: Structural and Mental Levels and Limits. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2012, no. 2, pp. 57-69.

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