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VESTNIK was created by The School of Russian and Asian Studies in an effort to effectively encourage the study of Russia and those states formerly a part of the Soviet Union. VESTNIK is a scholarly journal which publishes the best in undergraduate and graduate research on any subject of relevance to that geographic region.
In this, its eleventh issue, Vestnik brings you a wide range of articles on diverse subjects. Two articles focus on economic issues. The Varieties of Capitalism Dichotomy (and Beyond) in Post-Communist States analyzes the economic models adopted by post-Soviet states. How Does Income Affect Suicide Rates? gives a fascinating examination of how income levels correspond to suicide rates in Russia.
Two other articles are more political in nature. United Russia: A House Divided looks at the history of United Russia, Russia's ruling party, as well as its current place in Russian politics, and the future challenges it stands to face. "Against All": Protest Voting in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan takes a statistical look at voting patterns in the recent Kyrgyz elections.
Lastly, A Sovereign Surge, Not a Soviet Resurgence: The Mutualism of Eurasian Reintegration takes a wide look at look at the economics, politics, and international implications for the Eurasian Economic Union and other efforts made at Eurasian integration.
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2012-06-26 - How Does Income Affect Suicide Rates?
2012-06-26 - United Russia: A House Divided
2012-06-26 - "Against All": Protest Voting in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan
2012-06-26 - A Sovereign Surge, Not a Soviet Resurgence: The Mutualism of Eurasian Reintegration
2012-06-19 - The Varieties of Capitalism Dichotomy (and Beyond) in Post-Communist States