Unformatted text preview: suicide rate) are very deep and lasting in Russia. Present in other post-Communist countries, but not as deep. Hard to be pro-Western in Russia without being perceived as anti-Russian. Roy Medvedev- historian in the 1970s Wrote a book “Let History Judge” about the crimes of Stalin Characterized the 1990s with collapse and chaos Under Putin, Russia has had its best government ever Economy grew ~7% year under his presidency and had recovered to 1990 GDP Standards of living dramatically improved First time a large part of the population felt they were living in comfort There are many problems...
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- Spring '09
- Demography, 1990, Russian legislative election, 2007, Vladimir Zhirinovsky- head