David Satter

David Satter

Biography: 

David Satter was a research fellow at the Hoover Institution from 2003 to 2008. Satter is currently at the Hudson Institute. More info is available here.

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Boris Yeltsin

by David Sattervia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The era of Boris Yeltsin, who died yesterday, was a time of lost opportunity.

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Message in the Ashes

by David Sattervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, April 1, 2007

What really happened to the schoolchildren in Beslan. By David Satter.

Analysis and Commentary

Who Killed Litvinenko?

by David Sattervia Wall Street Journal
Monday, November 27, 2006

Until a week ago, Alexander Litvinenko, a former colonel in the Russian Federal Security Service, the FSB, was virtually unknown outside the murky world of Russian intelligence...

Analysis and Commentary

The Truth About Beslan

by David Sattervia Weekly Standard
Monday, November 13, 2006

Om September 1, 2004, the children of School Number One in Beslan, a town of 30,000 in the Russian republic of North Ossetia, gathered to go in for the first day of school...

Analysis and Commentary

Nikita Khrushchev's Hard Bargains

by David Sattervia New York Sun
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

In Nikolai Gogol's 19th-century novel, "Dead Souls," the hero, Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov, visits local landowners to buy up recently deceased serfs whose names are still on the census registry..

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The “Russian Idea” of Nikolai Berdyaev

by David Sattervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

The Hoover Archives contain a large collection of writings by the Russian émigré intellectual Nikolai Berdyaev, many of which were published in obscure Parisian émigré journals. Berdyaev’s writings illustrate the profound paradoxes of Russian messianism, which continue to confound many Russians today. By David Satter.

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Chernobyl 20 Years Later

by David Sattervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

Twenty years after the Chernobyl catastrophe, Russia and Ukraine remain committed to nuclear power—and to dubious standards of construction and safety. By David Satter.

Analysis and Commentary

Space-Age Babies

by David Sattervia Moscow Times
Friday, July 28, 2006

During the Brezhnev years, U.S. scholars often relied on Soviet official information without thinking or wanting to think about its true value…

Alexander Yakovlev, RIP

by David Sattervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, October 30, 2005

After helping to bring about the collapse of the Soviet Union, Alexander Yakovlev became the conscience of the new Russian state. Russia has lost its moral leader—when it needs him most. By David Satter.

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The Wild, Wild East

by David Sattervia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

In present-day Russia, society seems lawless, life seems cheap, and nearly everyone seems to be on the take. By Hoover fellow David Satter.

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