The "Post-Soviet business forum" series brings together the expertise of representatives of the business world, with researchers and specialists in key areas of economic and political change, and with academics and officials from Russia and other CIS states. It provides analysis of the emerging environment for investment and economic co-operation with the states of the former USSR. The Russian gas company, Gazprom, is capable of exerting major political and economic power. This study analyzes how it has incorporated its suppliers and subsiduaries into a highly centralized system of administration and control. It provides a critical insight into the form of capitalist society emerging in Russia.
Publisher: Royal Institute of International Affairs