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Who Lost Russia (This Time)? Vladimir Putin

by Michael McFaul, Kathryn Stoner
Friday, July 31, 2015

In the late 1990s, as Russia’s economy descended into a death spiral—eventually culminating in the August 1998 crash of the ruble and the government’s default on its international loan commitments—a series of books and articles appeared asking, “Who Lost Russia?”

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Putin’s Flawed Model

by Michael McFaul, Kathryn Stonervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, April 17, 2008

The assertion that Russia has discovered a new kind of capitalism— “market authoritarianism”—is a myth. Putin and company have no idea how to sustain real growth. By Michael McFaul and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss.