Wilson Center Experts
Lilia Fiodorovna Shevtsova
Analyzes the first stage of Russias transformation from Communism, its logic and peculiarities, and focuses on the interaction between continuity and change in the process of transformation. Places Russias transformation in the broader context of historical and social change, comparing the transition in Russia to other post-Soviet states. Contributes to the debate about the relationship between the economy and politics.