Anders Aslund: Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed in Russia

Conversations With History - Anders Aslund

Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute, Washington, D.C.


Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes economist Anders Aslund for a discussion of Russia after the fall of communism. He analyzes the reasons for the succcessful implementation of a market economy and the reasons for the failure to achieve a democratic revolution. He compares the leadership of Gorbachev, Yelstin, and Putin. Anders Aslund also discusses the implications of authoritarian rule by Putin for Russia and relations with the West.

KEYWORDS: Russia, Markets, Democratization. 

Anders Aslund
Publication date: 
February 11, 2008
Publication type: 
Conversations with History