The role of the oligarchs in 1996 presidental election in Russia

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dc.contributor.advisor Friedman, Francine, 1948- en_US Lavrova, Victoria N. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial e-ru--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:40:04Z 2011-06-03T19:40:04Z 2003 en_US 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2003 .L38 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis explored the role of the six wealthy Russian businessmen, the oligarchs, in 1996 reelection of President Boris Yeltsin. This research was qualitative and descriptive. The goal was to collect the information from various sources and summarize it, demonstrating how the interference of the oligarchs reflected on the process of the election, as well as on the careers of their own.The research concluded that the oligarchs' role was, first of all, in the organization and financing a highly effective election campaign team; consolidating the business elite and big capital around Yeltsin, using the media that they controlled as a tool of pro-Yeltsin propaganda; and influencing some key decision taken by Yeltsin. The result was Yeltsin's victory, and the increase of the oligarchs' wealth and political power.This ability of the oligarchs to manipulate politics completely cemented the interrelation between business and politics in Russia, which contributed to Russia's reputation as a country of corruption and lawlessness.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Political Science
dc.format.extent 83 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Presidents -- Russia (Federation) -- Election. en_US
dc.subject.other Yeltsin, Boris Nikolayevich, 1931-2007. en_US
dc.subject.other Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991- en_US
dc.title The role of the oligarchs in 1996 presidental election in Russia en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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