More than 2.5 million young Russians are now unemployed, Moscow radio reported June 1, and one-third of all unemployed are between the ages of 16 and 30. The worst places in this regard are Ivanovo, Pskov, Yaroslav, Kirov, Ingushetia, Daghestan, and Kalmykia. Novoye vremya (no. 21) said that unhappy young people, many of whom have already joined extremist groups, “could serve as a fuse for a social explosion” in Russia just as they have in other countries.
“The Specter of Diplomatic Isolation.”