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The Struggle for Reform. Chapter 17 – Section 2 TEKS: 1A, 5A, 5B, 6A, 10A, 11B, 14A, 15A, 16B, 18B, 18D, 21A, 21C, 22B, 22C. Steps toward capitalism. 1992 – Price controls were removed. Government started privatization – selling government-owned businesses to individuals.

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The struggle for reform

The Struggle for Reform

Chapter 17 – Section 2

TEKS: 1A, 5A, 5B, 6A, 10A, 11B, 14A, 15A, 16B, 18B, 18D, 21A, 21C, 22B, 22C


Steps toward capitalism
Steps toward capitalism

  • 1992 – Price controls were removed.

  • Government started privatization – selling government-owned businesses to individuals.

  • Those with advantages during Communism got advantages during the switch.


Obstacle distance decay
Obstacle – distance decay

  • Long distances have made transportation/communication of goods difficult – known as distance decay.

  • The country stretches across 11 time zones.

    Eight large districts formed, each with its own governor-general.


So what is russia s government
So….what is russia’s government?

It’s a republic – with some areas similar to U.S.

Most ministries and federal services report directly to the prime minister, who then reports to the president

High criticism from the public over policies and rules.


Obstacle russian mafia
Obstacle – Russian mafia

  • When Communism ended, mobsters took advantage.

  • In the late 1990s, the mafia controlled:

  • 40% of private companies

  • 60% of state-owned enterprises


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