«Дети Горбачева» – поколение перестройки
Russian culture in the German eyes. Mediators between Russia and Germany. Russian authors in German translation. Who are the mediators creating image of Russia in Germany. Lev Kopelev and his role as a dissident and speaker of the Russian civil society in spe. Grotesque in Russian literature as a main cultural vehicle of "explaining" Russia to the German public. University teachers and scholars and their role in the communication between the two countries.
The paper presents an opinion of one of the architectures of the «500 Days Reform» interviewed by the Editor- in-Chief, «ECO» Monthly. The author finds that the reform has not solved its key objective such as to increase the efficiency of our economy.
The chapter analyses the effect of Gorbachev's 'perestroika' on the process af anti–apartheid struggle in South Africa. The author argues that Gorbacher's policy was one of the most important factors which made the negotiated settlement in South africa possible, as reognised by many political actors in South Africa and beyond.
The chapter traces the evolution of Mikhail Gorbachev's attitudes towards Vladimir Putin's performance throughout the years of his political career. Although Gorbachev tends to become more critical over time, on the whole he remains loyal to Putin.
The article deals with the Soviet-Iranian relations of the late 1970s-1980s, the contradictory nature of which nevertheless laid the Foundation of modern approaches of Moscow and Tehran to bilateral relations and the architecture of today's international relations in the Middle East, and assesses their current state.
We address the external effects on public sector efficiency measures acquired using Data Envelopment Analysis. We use the health care system in Russian regions in 2011 to evaluate modern approaches to accounting for external effects. We propose a promising method of correcting DEA efficiency measures. Despite the multiple advantages DEA offers, the usage of this approach carries with it a number of methodological difficulties. Accounting for multiple factors of efficiency calls for more complex methods, among which the most promising are DMU clustering and calculating local production possibility frontiers. Using regression models for estimate correction requires further study due to possible systematic errors during estimation. A mixture of data correction and DMU clustering together with multi-stage DEA seems most promising at the moment. Analyzing several stages of transforming society’s resources into social welfare will allow for picking out the weak points in a state agency’s work.