Book Discussion on Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State

Mr. Satter talked about his book Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State, published by Yale University Press. He… read more

Mr. Satter talked about his book Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State, published by Yale University Press. He talked about the rise of the Russian oligarchy following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Mr. Satter argued that this small, but influential, class of economic and political elites have significantly corrupted the transition from totalitarian communism to democratic capitalism in Russia. He also argued that the 1999 terrorist bombings that were officially blamed on Chechen rebels and that laid the groundwork for the second Russian-Chechen war, were actually orchestrated by Russia’s Federal Security Service in an attempt to gain political support for Vladimir Putin. Mr. Satter answered questions following his remarks close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • David Satter Senior Fellow Hudson Institute->Center for Sov. and Central Euro. Studies

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Book Discussion on Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Dec 7, 2003
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Jan 31, 2004

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  • Dec 07, 2003 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 25, 2004 | 7:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 31, 2004 | 1:15pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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