Psyched Out

Gessen, Masha
December 2004
New Republic;12/27/2004, Vol. 231 Issue 26-28, p18
Focuses on Russian people's lack of faith in the Russian economy. Observation of capital flight and market instability, despite solid economic indicators; Release of a fake list of banks said to be future targets of Russian investigation leading to a public panic and mass withdrawal; Claim that psychological factors are very influential to the state of the economy; Flaws in Russian President Vladimir Putin's social benefits reform bill; Lack of trust for the government seen in Russian people.


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