October 25, 2011

1991–2011: Why Russia’s Democratic Experiment Went Wrong

If anyone had told the demonstrators who had gathered in front of the Moscow White House on August 22, 1991, to celebrate the victory of Russia’s democratic revolution that a short eight years later its leader would be replaced in the Kremlin by a KGB officer openly nostalgic for the Soviet past, they would not have believed it.

If anyone had told the demonstrators who had gathered in front of the Moscow White House on August 22, 1991, to celebrate the victory of Russia’s democratic revolution that a short eight years later its leader would be replaced in the Kremlin by a KGB officer openly nostalgic for the Soviet past, they would not have believed it.


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