Russia in the 1990s: The Post-Soviet Legacy

Nov. 13, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm
CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St., Room S354, Cambridge, MA

Join Harvard's Davis Center for a talk with George Krol, Thomas Simons and Alexandra Vacroux on the 1990s in Russia. The collapse of the Soviet Union inaugurated tumultuous times in Russia—indeed, the 1990s were a time of great hopes and mighty disappointments. Policy failures and perceived humiliation by the West have become a cornerstone of the current regime’s legitimization strategy, and are often discussed in Moscow. The panelists at this event were involved in a range of reforms, from foreign policy to the non-profit sector, and will share insights into the objectives and approaches that underlay efforts to support the post-Soviet transition.


George A. Krol, U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Belarus (retired)

Thomas W. Simons, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Poland and Pakistan (retired), center associate, Davis Center

Alexandra Vacroux, executive director, Davis Center; lecturer on government, Harvard University