While we normally think of corruption as attempts by government officials to extort money from private sector businessmen, Russia offers increasingly numerous examples in which government officials go further and actually attempt to take over a business for the state or, recently, for themselves.
Political Graft: The Russian Way
Marshall I. Goldman, a Current History contributing editor, is a professor emeritus at Wellesley College and associate director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. His most recent book is The Piratization of Russia: Russian Reform Goes Awry (Routledge, 2003).
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Marshall I. Goldman; Political Graft: The Russian Way. Current History 1 October 2005; 104 (684): 313–318. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2005.104.684.313
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