Boris Yeltsin

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  • Mikhail Gorbachev: Democracy Is The Worst Form Of Democracy

    Ukraine again, but it was too late. Mister Putin won’t backup so easily. Not after the reinforcement of Russian troops and heavy machinery guns. Russian military were able to strangle a revolt less than in a week. Crimea left with no other chances than follow Kremlin’s orders. So why would 96% of population vote for the approval of referendum and 6 month later radically change their desertion? The answer is simple: Putin’s New Soft-power Media Machine, propaganda. In Russia, treads of lies on television, internet and press became an instrument of war against Ukraine and Western countries. As a former KGB agent, Vladimir Putin was changing ideas of freedom of speech that first appeared in Russia 2 decades ago under the president Boris Yeltsin. Putin’s ideas are to brainwash the population, to work against internal political opposition and against other countries that does not agree with the actions of Kremlin. First, Putin concentrated his attention on the most popular and powerful source of media in Russia, television. On May15 , 2006 on meeting in Sochi concerning the 15 year of VGTRK (All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company), the general director of holding, Oleg Dobrew promised to current president of Russia, Mr. Putin, to create a new informative TV channel. First live broadcast was done on June 1, 2007. The channel was specified on news and information about politics in Russia. Until 2014, Russia 24 was already the most popular and well…

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  • Perestroika Reform Essay

    However, perestroika did not occur without consequences. The privatization movement of the perestroika reform allowed for the formation of a new class the oligarchs. The lack of legal safeguards of privatization allowed the mafia, which had the financial means and the political connections, to gain ownership and control over key industries of the Russian economy. “The problem is the economic liberalization in Russia, even in the narrowest sense of legalizing private business activity, is far…

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  • The Influence Of Economic Development On Democracy In France And Russia

    Yeltsin’s ambitious plans expected to produce a short recession, but the recession did not end when expected and the country was left in a state of disarray. Yeltsin oversaw a decrease of approximately fifty percent in gross domestic product and industrial output (World Development Indicators). The newly wealthy were moving billions of rubles out of the country, the death rate skyrocketed and millions plunged into poverty (Huygen). With investors pulling out of Russia’s sinking economy, most…

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  • Authoritarianism In Democracy

    In a high-quality democracy, a stronger institution is expressed in countries having participation in participation not limited by government officials. To measure these phenomena, this paper will compare periods in Russian history in which GDP was low. It is also important to note, the two countries I will analyze are the Yeltsin Era and the Putin Era. What causes the breakdown of authoritarianism and foster democratic consolidation? To understand most of these debates, the logic of comparison…

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  • Of Gorbachev's Contribution To The Collapse Of The Soviet Union

    party, and corrupt officials and their friends were able obtain billions of dollars worth of state property paying pennies on the ruble. “Gorbachev had recreated the formal position of the general secretary in the presidency, but he had no substitutes for the bygone cult of the general secretary, the lost presence of the Communist Party organizations throughout all institutions, or the cohesion once provided by Communist ideology and party ‘discipline’.” (Kotkin, p. 147) The reforms by…

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  • Ethnic Conflict In Chechnya

    By 1994, Russian forces had invaded Chechnya, beginning the first Russo-Chechen war. Miriam Matejova characterizes this war as a “‘war of communist secession’ as its outbreak was triggered by the dissolution of the Soviet Empire.” The war resulted in a stalemate, with Chechen rebels and Russian military rebels signing the Khasavyurt ceasefire agreement, which was then followed by a formal peace treaty between President Boris Yeltsin and the Chechen president at the time, Aslan Maskhadov. Three…

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  • The Bosnian Conflict Analysis

    got displaced during the war. The Chechen guerrilla warfare blocked the Russian forces and defended their territory and ceasefire was reached in 1996. The second Chechen war was an invasion of Northern Caucasus by Russian federation, started in Aug 1999 and end in April 2009. The Chechen militants resisted throughout the Northern Caucasus.The Russians sieged capital city Grozny in February of 2000 and implemented the direct rule of Chechnya in May 2000. The conflict resulted in 50,000-80,000…

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  • Korean Airline Flight 007 Crash

    Korean Airline Flight 007 Crash puts USA on Edge Introductory Paragraph Hours after the flight was delayed indefinitely, the South Korean minister’s announcement of the successful landing of Korean Airlines Flight 007 was met with a strong sense of resounding joy from people waiting for it. (Gorman 1659) Unfortunately, this statement was slowly unravelled, and after many waves of bad news, disappointments, and flawed conspiracies proved that the plane and its passengers had been shot down…

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  • Similarities Between Grendel And Frankenstein

    When one is asked to think of their idea of a monster, they usually come up with something along the lines of no emotions, no remorse, and pure disgust. On the contrary, two prominent novels in literature, Grendel by John Gardner and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, claim that monsters can indeed show emotions and the ability to reason as a normal human being. Both novels introduce a physically hideous monster on the outside, isolated from the rest of the world. These two creatures are shown to…

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  • Tchaikovsky Themes

    Tchaikovsky Hamad Alrashed Fall 2016 Tchaikovsky Hamad Alrashed introduction Tchaikovsky an always associated composer with the Moscow school according to his teaching position , as well as using Russian harmonies , and melodies as much as the mighty five do. The turning point of view between Tchaikovsky and the five by his philosophical point of that he is akin more to western ideas. Tchaikovsky bridges the gap between the two schools, for example tonality in his thematic presentation…

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