THE BEST UPDATE ON RUSSIA'S TRANSITION TO DEMOCRATIZATION
The editors and contributors to the book are the leading scholars in their respective fields. If I could give six stars to it instead of five, I would. To the question "What went wrong in Russia" the contributors critically evaluate a number of most frequently mentioned explanations, such as state crisis, Russia's troubled asymmetrical federalism, economic reforms, elections. The book as of today presents the best update on the subject. I personally used it as one of the primary sources for my A exam.