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September 2001

Foreign Economic Relations of Ryazan Oblast in the Context of a New Security Environment

This paper examines the internal political and economic conditions in Ryazan Oblast, a region 200 kilometers south of Moscow. The author compares the region's socio-economic stagnation with the continued development of Moscow and identifies a failure to adapt to the challenges of globalization and post-Soviet reform. The author also discusses the oblast's efforts to broaden its international contacts, the role played by its political elites, and the threats to the region's security.

The working papers in this series are the result of a project organized by the Russian Study Group at the Center for Security Studies (CSS). © 2001 Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich

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Author:

Leonid B. Vardomskiy

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13

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1

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