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Cynthia Buckley

Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; Senior Adviser, Eurasia Program, Social Science Research Council; and former Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Research Scholar
Wilson Center Project(s):
From Red to Gray: The Elderly of Rural Russia

Project Summary

What will happen to the growing numbers of elderly in rural Russia? What will replace the collapsing structural support systems of the former Soviet state? Traditional support systems, based on family or community ties, have experienced long term decline during the Soviet period due to migration and changing social attitudes. elderly; rural; aging; health; Novosibirsk; Kemerov

Previous Terms at the Wilson Center:
Kennan Institute Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Research Scholar. Associate Professor, University of Texas. "From Red to Gray: The Elderly of Rural Russia" December 8, 1993 - January 20, 1994.

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