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Market for illegal drugs in the Soviet Union in the late 1980s

Kimberly C. Neuhauser

Market for illegal drugs in the Soviet Union in the late 1980s

by Kimberly C. Neuhauser

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Published by Dept. of Economics, Duke University in Durham, NC .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Soviet Union.
    • Subjects:
    • Drug traffic -- Soviet Union.,
    • Drug abuse -- Soviet Union.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Kimberly C. Neuhauser ; editors, Gregory Grossman, Vladimir G. Treml.
      SeriesBerkeley-Duke occasional papers on the second economy in the USSR ;, paper no. 23 (Nov. 1990, Berkeley-Duke occasional papers on the second economy in the USSR ;, paper no. 23.
      ContributionsGrossman, Gregory., Treml, Vladimir G.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV5840.S65 N48 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 94 p. ;
      Number of Pages94
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1892604M
      LC Control Number90062207
      OCLC/WorldCa23121978

        The 15 to 20 years that preceded the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late s was really difficult for hard times started in the early s, when the new regime of Edward Gierek was unable to stop an economic spiral, even with massive loans from abroad. Some of those loans, by the way, have still to be repaid. Read the full-text online edition of The Soviet Union in the s (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, The Soviet Union in the s. The Soviet Union in the s. By Erik P. Hoffmann. by our government's responses to the beliefs articulated by generations of communist leaders and to the Soviet Union's policies and actions.

      Bush chose to make fighting illegal drugs a priority. He created the Office of National Drug Control Policy, but it was only moderately successful in stopping drug use. In , Bush ordered the invasion of Panama and the capture of Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega, who was wanted in America on drug charges. He was captured, tried, and convicted.   Counterculture in the Soviet Union, a country cut off from the West by the infamous Iron Curtain, consisted of an “open youth rebellion against ideological and cultural stagnation,” writes.

      Richard Sakwa, author of the book The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union: –, takes a dimmer view of the Brezhnev era by claiming that growth rates fell "inexorably" from the s until they stopped completely in the s. His reasoning for this stagnation was the growing demand for unskilled workers resulted in a decline of. The most depressing fact about this book is that it was first published in and, sixteen years, later, the issues described in it (asset forfeiture, the war on drugs, exploitation of labor migrants) are still there and frequently become the subjects of late-night political shows/5().


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Market for illegal drugs in the Soviet Union in the late 1980s by Kimberly C. Neuhauser Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Market for Illegal Drugs in the USSR in the Late s By Kimberly C. Neuhauser1 SUMMARY Drug abuse appears to be a rapidly growing problem in the Soviet Union, and is gaining attention from many economists, sociologists and the leadership, especially as the USSR enters a period of rapid economic, social and political Size: 1MB.

The author's contention that it was the Soviet Bloc that kicked the illegal drug industry into high gear as a tool for undermining capitalism is very believable. Indeed, it would be difficult for me to believe that the Soviets would NOT engage in this sort of clandestine social warfare, since its potential for making money and hurting The Main /5(11).

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The Penal Code of the RSFSR suggested imprisonment or corrective. The demise of communism, Westernization, internal economic reform and the disintegration of the Soviet state create fertile soil for the growth of drug abuse and drug trafficking in (the former) USSR.

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Bywhen the Soviet press started covering the illegal drug trade significantly, the CIA estimated that there were hundreds of thousands of drug addicts nationwide in the Soviet Union. By Augustthe head of the KGB said publicly in Pravda that the illegal narcotics trade was worth 14 billion rubles.

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While mobilizing Islamic fundamentalists to fight the Soviet occupation of that country in the s, the illicit drug market will continue to fill the void with work that carries a.

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