Michael McFaul’s Interviews with Russian Leaders Digitized

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Michael A. McFaul

Michael A. McFaul
One hundred and thirty sound recordings of interviews with Russian political leaders from 1991 to 2002 have been digitized for preservation and access by Hoover’s audio lab. The interviews were conducted primarily by Michael McFaul for the book he coauthored with Sergei Markov, The Troubled Birth of Russian Democracy: Parties, Personalities, and Programs (Stanford, 1993).

The interviews shed light on the political and economic conditions in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia. Among the interviewees are leaders of the following: the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, the Democratic Party of Russia, Moscow People's Front, the Party for Free Labor, the Republican Party, the Russian Christian Democratic Movement, and the United Workers' Front. Other recordings in the collection capture selected press conferences and focus-group discussions on Russian federalism, political parties, elections, and privatization. A list of all the digitized recordings is available in the inventory of the Michael McFaul Collection.

To make an appointment to listen to any of the digitized recordings or to purchase copies, contact Audiovisual Services.