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American capitalism differs from British, and is definitely different from Austrian or French capitalism, or from Spanish capitalism.
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Before, we had a lot of privatization auctions, a lot of property being distributed all over the country. But we have no serious big private honors at all.
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Bill Gates finds people in Russia to hire them to Microsoft. That's the Russian interest in this process.
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During the election in 1989, there was the first Soviet election with alternative candidates to local government. I myself arranged special training for them.
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Each university should have a Young Scholars' Committee. I became the chairman of this Committee, and immediately it was permitted to have this plan officially adopted.
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For the producers, there was no reason to produce. You get money, but you couldn't use this money. For consumers, you could have money, but you have no way to use it because you go to the shop and see nothing.
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For the whole of Western Europe, I know the business community quite good.
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Go speak with 10 people on the street, not with the serious politicians. I forced the Communists to forget about nationalization. I forced them to accept the common rule in my country. I've achieved what I was trying to achieve.
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I am joining the government not from the academic position but from St. Petersburg city council.
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I could discuss the new government policy, but I could not say that it was absolutely reasonable. We understand there is no KGB hearing instruments.
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I don't think Russia will follow the United States's way. I don't think Russia will follow the French way. I'm sure Russia will find its own way.
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I joined the city government, and we start to operate as the bureaucrats on the local level, so we were the only ones in the whole Russian team who were experienced in practical bureaucratic management in the complicated condition of 1990.
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I start to feel that something is not workable in the economy, that there is some illness in the economy, but when I try to discuss it with my professors, I get no feedback.
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I was entering the Leningrad Engineering Economic University, because I was interested in what had happened in the economy. On the middle of the learning process I start to feel that there is something wrong.
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I went to government for making these changes. I remember a number of guys among these important figures.
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I'm communicating with the directors of the Soviet companies, and I see that it is wrong, but when I go to the official discussions, they discuss we should change the color of the walls.
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I'm criticized by the guys who tried to understand privatization as the economic process. They were wrong from the very beginning.
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I'm diminishing my power because I want to give the commanding heights to the market, because the market is the only reasonable background for any kind of economic decision.
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If I just produce the transparent ideal accepted by the Western experts, a process of privatization which will be very good but never happen, that means nothing.
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If you have 150 million people with no private property at all, it's very easy to manipulate; it's very easy to rule; it's very easy to go out.
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In 1990 I ran to the shop in St. Petersburg, and there was absolutely nothing. In the middle of the shop there was one basket of cabbage, very dirty. That was the symbol of the Soviet economy at that time.
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In 1995 the whole political situation was very complicated. I was the first deputy prime minister, and at the same time I had very low influence in the government.
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In the 1930s, the Russian economy was really developing quite fast. It leads to the industrialization of the country.
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In the capital market in Russia or in attracting foreign investment, distrust of all the foreign investors in Russia is a serious problem.
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It was almost forbidden in the Soviet Union to study the New Economic Policy.
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It was the process of fighting with Communists, getting each company to sell to the private owners who kill the Communists. There is no alternative.
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Killing the private property-that was the center of the Marxist economy and Marxist ideology. That was the center of the Lenin ideology.
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Money is the kind of instrument which is very speedily produced.
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Mr. Popov suggested the idea of the administrative common system. But national understanding was two levels deeper than the official understanding.
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My goal is to fight communism in my country. I'm succeeding. There is no Communist president in Russia, and there will be no Communist president in Russia, forever.
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My task was privatization. There was serious passion to hate all we said. They hated everything connected with us at the time.
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Price controls are the next stage in developing the Soviet economy. After they reintroduced money in 1918, the economy was in a terrible situation, and they needed to go back in the institutional side of the government mechanism.
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Private property is a very fundamental and very long-term institution.
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Russia should support globalization. The Internet can develop in Russia in a very speedy way.
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The Bolsheviks started not just on the killing of private property; they were trying to abolish money itself.
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The classical tradition of Bolshevik style is an economy with fixed prices.
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The directors thought, They understand nothing in the real economy, in real life. They read some stupid books, and they came from the moon to the earth, and maybe in one month they will disappear.
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The diversification of the people's demand could not be followed by the state apparatus.
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The growth in United States and Europe and Japan produces some tensions with the Asian countries, with the African countries.
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The kind of capitalism I hate most is crony capitalism, the friends who decide. These are things which should be killed in Russia.
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The labor development demonstrates that demand is developing. People who need in the 1930s only a jacket and a coat, by the 1950s and 1960s there is TV; there is entertainment.
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The price is very big. I need to transform or maybe destroy the ideology of privatization in a way which will be accepted by these guys.
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The privatization technology itself was not very good-but the dilemma was, should we choose this way or nothing? I was convinced that we needed to do it, even with the understanding that we will be criticized.
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The red directors were one of the main political forces. Another force was the former Soviet ministers who lost everything because of the transformation of the Soviet Union to Russia.
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There are no two countries with the same style of economic mechanism, with the same capitalism.
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There is a state that is able to understand the demand in the economy. That state should use prices as an instrument for implementation of this understanding.
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There was no doubt that sooner or later we will fight. But we will fight not in the way of the dissidents' protests. We understood that we needed to be as professional as possible.
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There was the scientific and technical progress which couldn't be predicted by the state.
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There was very strong political opposition in St. Petersburg, and I was strongly connected with all the leaders of this opposition.
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There were hundreds with a criminal case against me, and not one of them led to a result. And I know why: You're speaking about the soul.
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These guys were the real owners of the country, and for them to discuss with this young guy who becomes a member of the government was absolutely unacceptable.
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They could like me or dislike me, but I needed to force them to do what should be done, because the privatization of the country is not a process for my office. It's a process for the whole country.
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We would not fight with KGB. We were in a very specific game with KGB. We discussed anti-Soviet things, and there was a special KGB commission who invited us to ask what did we really discuss.
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When the economy survived, it became clear to the Bolsheviks and to Stalin that it produced political problems, so the new policies needed to be stopped.
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When you have a very low number of items in the economy, it could operate on the initial stage, and it leads to the developing of the economy.
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When you have the Soviet directors keeping these commanding heights without the market, it will produce an absolutely irrevocable situation. That was the main problem.
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You need to find somebody who will speak the same language. We understand that we couldn't have any kind of discussion without permission, without a legal framework behind it.
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You're never able to please everybody, especially when you're transforming a country like Russia.
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You're not always able to choose.
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