This paper defends the position that, the degree of transmutation of the RCVS to the new values and practices which Russia will be able to contain and to integrate, will be key to the strength and effectiveness of the ensuing system. Although the RCVS is only one of a number of factors that are focal to the complex process of transformation, if ignored, it can act as a potent obstacle to change. Alternatively, whenever acknowledged, it can indeed act as a propeller of effective change.

Title Russian Collectivism: An Invisible Fist in the Transformation Process of Russia
Author Charalambos Vlachoutsikos
Edition WP97.008, 1997