Russia in the 1990s: The Post-Soviet Legacy

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Moscow Clock Tower

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S354

The collapse of the Soviet Union inaugurated tumultuous times in Russia—indeed, the 1990s were a time of great hopes and mighty disappointments. Policy failures and perceived humiliation by the West have become a cornerstone of the current regime’s legitimization strategy, and are often discussed in Moscow. We rarely talk about them here. Join us for a discussion about this period at the Davis Center. Our panelists were involved in a range of reforms, from foreign policy to the non-profit sector, and will share insights into the objectives and approaches that underlay efforts to support the post-Soviet transition.


George A. Krol, U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Belarus (Retired)
Thomas W. Simons, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Poland and Pakistan (retired); Center Associate, Davis Center
Alexandra Vacroux, Executive Director, Davis Center; Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

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