Daniel Satinsky, Esq. is a consultant and independent researcher, with deep practical experience working in the former Soviet Union. He began working with joint ventures in the Soviet Union in the years just before its collapse and continued with business projects in Russia and the former Soviet Union until 2014. He was involved with business projects in telecommunications, software outsourcing, rare earth oxides and commercialization of early-stage technologies. During those years he travelled extensively throughout Russia from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok and in the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Since ceasing business activities in the region in 2014, he has focused on writing about key aspects of the 1990’s and 2000’s that continue to reverberate in the present, including his 2024 book, Creating the Post-Soviet Russian Market Economy: Through American Eyes, which was based on interviews with more than one hundred citizen diplomats, aid program officials, and American entrepreneurs who had a profound impact on the formation of the Russian market economy in the Perestroika period and the 1990’s.