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Economic Policy Pursued by the Government Is Still Inconsistent with the Interests of the Majority of Russia’s Population

Ilyin V.A.

4 (40), 2015

Ilyin V.A. Economic Policy Pursued by the Government Is Still Inconsistent with the Interests of the Majority of Russia’s Population. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2015, no. 4 (40), pp. 9-20. DOI: 10.15838/esc/2015.4.40.1

DOI: 10.15838/esc/2015.4.40.1

Abstract   |   Authors   |   References
In July 2014, a report by S.Yu. Glazyev “How Not to Lose in the War” was published, which deals with the state of affairs in the Russian economy and the conflict with Ukraine. The author focuses attention on the underlying reasons for the military action in Ukraine and points to the fact that the essence of the issue lies in a conflict field which has already been existing for many centuries. This is the field of “aggression of the West against Russia”, and in order to win the war, Russia must implement strategic and tactical measures such as advanced development and modernization of its domestic economy. Their implementation requires “strict coordination of action and solidarity of the main social groups of Russian citizens. This implies cardinal reduction in social inequality that generates antagonistic and alienated attitude of the citizens toward the government policy”. It should also be noted that S.Yu. Glazyev in his report proposes a set of specific measures that could contribute to the efficient resolution of contradictions existing in Russia

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