October 9, 2013
Austerity Measures, Russian-Style
Boris Kagarlitsky, Moscow Times
The Associated Press
It has finally happened: the economic course originally instituted by Yegor Gaidar is now playing out. The methodical dismantling of the remnants of the welfare state, the new wave of privatization, the refusal to create new jobs and the resulting rise in unemployment — these are the program that our wise government officials that will pull Russia out of the economic crisis.