Chapter 15 Addendum – Russia in 2003

In many ways, the Russia of the 1990s and its movement through reform represented a typical movement from, in the early 1990s, a romantic love idealisation (Boon and Holmes, 1991, cited in Lewicki and Bunker, 1996: 118) of what reform could achieve for both Russians and westerners, through to anger in the middle and latter part of the 1990s as economic actors and society evaluated and came head-to-head with the harsh realities of dealing with the demands of Russia's new age. In the romantic love model of trust, this is the evaluative stage parties to the relationship are taking a good hard look at each other and deciding whether the relationship will survive and move on to a deeper plain. If this deeper level ...

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