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Gail Lapidus

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Senior Fellow, Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

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RUSSIAN TO JUDGEMENT: Russia After the Soviet Union

with Condoleezza Rice, David Holloway, Gail Lapidusvia Uncommon Knowledge
Saturday, April 15, 2000

It's been nearly a decade since Boris Yeltsin brought seventy years of Soviet rule to an end in 1991. Unfortunately, an era that began with high hopes for the new Russia has become a nightmare for the Russian people. One indicator of the troubles in Russia: life expectancy is now lower than during the Soviet era. What went wrong in Russia under Yeltsin? What does the future hold now that Russia has a new leader? Finally, what direction should U.S. relations with Russia take in the next decade?