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Conversations on Russia: Reform from Yeltsin to Putin

Padma Desai


Much of the discussion of Russia's recent post-Communist history has amounted, both in Russia and the West, to a series of monologues by strong-minded people with starkly divergent views. In contrast, the author of this book's conversations with influential, intelligent participants and observers provide the reader with a broad, nuanced view of what has and has not happened in the last 14 years, and why. Conversations from Russia thus serve as a reference volume, both for academics who study Russia and for laypeople who only have vague perceptions of what has occurred in Russia since the colla ... More

Keywords: Russia, Communism, Boris Yeltsin, George Soros, Anatoly Chubais, Yegar Gaidar, Soviet Union, Gorbachev, economic reforms, privatization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195300611
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300611.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Padma Desai, author
Columbia University