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RUSSIA: A Society Under Strain

The costs of economic transition continued to be carried by Russia’s workers and pensioners. Although living standards stabilized for most of the population, chronic wage arrears prompted strikes by workers in several sectorsby PENNY MORVANT and PETER RUTLAND DESPITE THE CONTINUING ECONOMIC recession, the “social explosion” predicted by some oppositionists failed to materialize in Russia […]