Collapse Of Soviet Union
September 27, 2011 11:40 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for reporting/stories dealing with Russia right when the Soviet Union collapsed.
posted by JonesVery to Society & Culture (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Specifically about how people dealt with this radical shift in ideology, how it was the "wild east" where almost overnight Russia went from communism to rogue capitalism. How people actually went about becoming millionaires and billionaires, how they experiences a sexual revolution, how the russia mafia grew. Basically how this society reshaped itself without any rules or parameters telling it how to.
I'm more interested in the "everyman" perspective, and not just the political struggles.
I know it's a huge subject so anything pertaining to this will be helpful for me, someone who really knows nothing about it.