Russia's Oil Barons and Metal Magnates

Oligarchs and the State in Transition
Author(s): 
Fortescue, Stephen
ISBN: 
1403986177
Date published: 
November 2006
Hardback
Pages: 
240

Russian politics has been dominated over the last decade by the relationship between the oligarchs and the state. The existing literature is damning of the oligarchs on two grounds: they won their wealth and power corruptly, and rapaciously stripped the assets they had so dubiously obtained. Russia's Oil Barons and Metal Magnates contains a critical analysis of each of the claims made against them. In doing so, it presents a detailed analysis of the place of the oligarchs in both the metals sector and in the Russian political economy.