Russian Politics and Society

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Glossary of acronyms, acrostics and terms

a

ABM

Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty (1972)

Afghantsy

Those who fought in the Afghan war, 1979-89

APEC

Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum

Apparatchik

Worker in the Communist Party's Central Committee apparatus

ASEAN

Association of South-East Asian Nations

ASSR

Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic

c

CC

Central Committee

CEC

Central Electoral Commission

CEE

Central and Eastern Europe

CFDP

Council for Foreign and Defence Policy

CFE

Conventional Forces in Europe treaty (1990)

CFSP

Common Foreign and Security Policy

Chinovnik

(Tsarist) civil servant

CIS

Commonwealth of Independent States

CMEA

Council for Mutual Economic Assistance, Comecon

CPD

Congress of People's Deputies

CPRF

Communist Party of the Russian Federation

CPSU

Communist Party of the Soviet Union

CSCE

Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (see also OSCE)

d

Dedovshchina

Bullying, hazing

e

EAPC

Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council

EBRD

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

ECHR

European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

ECJ

European Court of Justice

ESDI

European Security and Defence Identity

EU

European Union

f

FC

Federation Council

FD

Federal district

FDI

Foreign Direct Investment

FEC

Fuel and Energy Complex (in Russian: TEK)

FIS

Foreign Intelligence Service (see SVR)

FSB

Federal'noi sluzhby bezopasnosti, Federal Security Service

FSK

Federal'noi sluzhby kontrrazvedki, Federal Counter-intelligence Service

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures ix
  • Tables x
  • Preface to the Third Edition xi
  • Acknowledgements xiii
  • Note on Style, Spelling and Transliteration xiv
  • Glossary of Acronyms, Acrostics and Terms xv
  • Part I - The Fall of Communism and the Rebirth of Russia 1
  • 1: Soviet Communism and Its Dissolution 3
  • 2: The Disintegration of the Ussr 27
  • Part II - Political Institutions and Processes 43
  • 3: The New Constitutional Order 45
  • 4: Law and Society 72
  • 5: The Executive 98
  • 6: The Legislature 125
  • 7: Electoral Politics 140
  • 8: Party Development 172
  • Part III - Federalism, Regionalism and Nationalism 201
  • 9: Federalism and the State 203
  • 10: Regional and Local Politics 224
  • 11: National Identity and State-Building 254
  • Part IV - Economy and Society 277
  • 12: Marketising the Economy 279
  • 13: Society and Social Movements 305
  • 14: Cultural Transformation 331
  • Part V - Foreign Policies 347
  • 15: Foreign Policy 349
  • 16: Commonwealth, Community and Fragmentation 375
  • 17: Defence and Security Policy 396
  • Part VI - Dilemmas of Democratisation 423
  • 18: Problems of Transition 425
  • 19: Pluralism, Elites, Regime and Leadership 445
  • 20: Democracy in Russia 463
  • Notes 475
  • Select Bibliography 524
  • Index 527
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