Bankruptcy in Russia: The Evolution of a Comprehensive Russian Bankruptcy Code

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January 1995


This article traces the development of the current bankruptcy code, with it origins in the early economic laws of perestroika; explains key provisions of the current law; and comments on the prospects for its effective implementation. The intent of this article is to provide a balanced understanding of the Russian bankruptcy code useful both to the study of the emergence of a market-based economy in Russia and as a bankruptcy primer for individuals or corporations conducting business in Russia.

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