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Issues of Russia’s Transition to the New Stage of Its Nation-Building

Ilyin V.A.

5 (41), 2015

Ilyin V.A. Issues of Russia’s Transition to the New Stage of Its Nation-Building. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2015, no. 5 (41), pp. 9-19. DOI: 10.15838/esc/2015.5.41.1

DOI: 10.15838/esc/2015.5.41.1

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After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia found itself in a situation when all the ties existing between the republics of the Union were broken, ethnic relations deteriorated sharply, the social consequences of political and economic crisis aggravated. All this plunged millions of people into despair and led to an unprecedented differentiation of the society into the rich and the poor; it also caused an upsurge of social and political tensions, an increase in mortality, including mortality from suicide, which meant that Russian people were psychologically unable to adapt to the new conditions of life. In fact, the current “hybrid warfare” against Russia was waged in that very period

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