(RAD) Russia’s regional governments play a crucial role in maintaining social and economic stability in the country. This article looks at the main strategies developed by the government of the Republic of Tatarstan to mitigate the effects of economic and financial crisis on various sectors and industries in the republic.
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This edition of RAD examines two key issues of political economy. Stephen Crowley and Irina Olimpieva consider the question of whether Russia’s workers will remain stoic despite economic hardship, or rise up in protest? Gulnaz Sharafutdinova investigates the crucial role of regional governments in maintaining social and economic stability, by assessing the strategies developed by the government of Tatarstan to cope with the current economic crisis.