Includes bibliographical references (p. -267) and index.
Introduction -- Socio-economic and demographic trends in Russia and its regions -- Characteristics of small towns across Russia : sub-regional variation in living standards and population trends -- The fieldwork towns and their regions -- State sector employees : the new poor -- Livelihood strategies -- The intelligentsia, the 'middle class' and social stratification -- Civil society and politics -- Multiple identities : local, regional, ethnic, national -- Conclusions.
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