Russian Elections and Beyond: Economics, Politics and Foreign Affairs
Recorded on March 10, 2004
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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
The state of Russian politics continues to raise concerns in
Washington, with the crackdown on top business leaders, a push for
economic integration within the CIS, and with outreach to the
Islamic world, including energy partnerships with Saudi Arabia.
Additionally, international observers characterized the 2003 Duma
election as "free but, not fair."
What lessons are to be learned from the U.S.-Russian relations in
the 1990s? Will recent events negatively affect Russia's internal
development and rapprochement with the United States? What can be
done to salvage Russia's efforts to democratize and make its
economy fully compatible with the West?
Please join us as these and other fascinating questions are
examined regarding the future of Russia.