Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed in Russia (Conversations with History) - UCTV - University of California Television
Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed in Russia (Conversations with History)
Premiere Date: 4/21/2008; 55 minutes


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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes economist Anders Aslund for a discussion of Russia after the fall of communism. He analyzes the reasons for the succcessful implementation of a market economy and the reasons for the failure to achieve a democratic revolution. He compares the leadership of Gorbachev, Yelstin, and Putin. Anders Aslund also discusses the implications of authoritarian rule by Putin for Russia and for relations with the West. (#14340)

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