When Russian academics began to introduce economics in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it had changed significantly from what it was seventy years before, when Russian and Western economic sciences parted ways after the October Revolution. The neoclassical and institutionalist economic theories of the 1920s and 1930s, the Keynesianism of the decades following World War II, and the neo-conservatism of the 1970s and 1980s expanded the theoretical boundaries of the discipline and contributed to the foundation and development of various branches of economic knowledge (Fusfeld, 1999). By the time the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, economics represented a mature disciplinary tree with branches and limbs covering various areas of economic life. The transplantation of the discipline from its native organizational habitat into the Russian soil involved modifications both in the disciplinary tree and in the receiving universities.