The author challenges the dogma that complete openness of the country to the external world has only a positive impact on its current state of affairs and its future. He uses post-Soviet Russia to show that in several respects openness, in particularly systematic emigrations of active people from the country, creates a lot of the problems which, however, can be partially solved if society has true democratic institutions.
Russia’s openness to the world: The unpredicted consequences of the country’s liberalization
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Vladimir Shlapentokh; Russia’s openness to the world: The unpredicted consequences of the country’s liberalization. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 December 2012; 45 (3-4): 355–361. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2012.07.013
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