Premature Deaths: Russia's Radical Economic Transition in Soviet Perspective

  title={Premature Deaths: Russia's Radical Economic Transition in Soviet Perspective},
  author={Steven S. Rosefielde},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={1159 - 1176}
  • S. Rosefielde
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Political Science
  • Europe-Asia Studies
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