Sunday, December 15, 2013

Russian History of Pollution

The case study uploaded by American University describes in detail the background of Russian and Soviet economic policy and how it lead to incredibly large amounts of air pollution today. If you know little about Russian economic policy or air pollution and you want to learn more, this reading is for you!

The case study first goes into the state's economic policy. The study starts by discussing early Soviet Union economic policy. The fact the Soviets were far behind the entire world (both economically and technologically), required politicians to put forth policies for rapid economic expansion, no matter the consequences to the environment. This background is a major factor for Russian environmental problems today.

To read the case study go here

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