How do young people survive in the era of high unemployment, persistent economic crises and poor living standards that characterize post-communist society in the former Soviet Union? This work demonstrates how young people have managed to maintain optimism despite the very severe economic and social problems that beset the countries of the former Soviet Union. It reveals that in spite of all the hardship, the majority prefer the new uncertainties, and the merest prospect of the Western way of life, to the old guarantees.

Surviving Post-Communism: Young People in the Former Soviet Union 2000, Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781840641035