Post-Soviet Russia

Post-Soviet Russia

Promises Deferred

Streaming Video - 2013
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This program examines how the Russian city of Gorky has adapted to a free-enterprise system. We see public reaction to the auction of government property and the opening of private markets. Class divisions become apparent in interviews with the Russian nouveau riche, the Mafia, and average citizens. Ordinary people, tired of waiting for economic benefits promised through privatization, support Communist political candidates who promise renewed state control and a return to traditional Russian values. The city is shown as being torn apart by violent tensions and antagonisms that exist between advocates of reform and neo-Communists.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1997
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO ACCESSVID
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sd., col
Language Note: With English subtitles
Alternative Title: Promises Deferred


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