Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia’s political, economic and social transformation has been uneven and incomplete. After a decade of political and economic upheaval under President Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin promised to restore Russia’s power, both domestically as well as on the world stage. This talk explores how Putin has transformed Russia’s political and economic systems and reasserted the country’s presence on the world stage since coming to power in 2000. Presenter Sarah L. Henderson is an associate professor of Political Science in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University.
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