Putin has moved slowly and ambiguously on the economy, and it is unlikely that the pace will quicken. … Russia appears to be stuck halfway between a command economy and a market economy, incapable of moving forward except by small, halting, and irresolute steps.
Can Putin Jump-Start Russia's Stalled Economy?
James R. Millar is a professor of economics and international affairs at George Washington University and editor of Problems of Post-Communism. An earlier version of this article was presented at the United States–Japan Joint Symposium on the Russian Economy in Tokyo this May.
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James R. Millar; Can Putin Jump-Start Russia's Stalled Economy?. Current History 1 October 2000; 99 (639): 329–333. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2000.99.639.329
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