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Elizabeth Christy Russia and Globalization June 3 rd 2010 Anastasia Martin Comparative Politics Rasmussen Business College Russia and Globalization “Globalization describes how international, economic, social, cultural, and technological forces are affecting events inside individual countries (Hauss, Charles pg. 524).” Russia appears to be successful with globalization, because of the “western chain stores and offices, gleaming new shopping centers featuring luxury goods, and thousands of BMWs and Mercedes are hard to miss (Hauss, Charles pg. 256).” There just isn’t enough foreign investment in Russia. After the fall of communism and the break up of the Soviet Union in 1991, everyone had high hopes that the globalization in Russia would help the country out. They had their nine years of independence, and had tens of billions of dollars in international aid, however Russia today still remains poor.
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“Russian political culture is shaped by widespread frustration and hostility; Russians have never been governed by a regime that enjoyed widespread legitimacy (Hauss, Charles pg.
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