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Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?

October 23, 2014

Tales of corruption in Russia are nothing new. But in her new book, “Putin’s Kleptocracy,” Karen Dawisha connects the dots between government and private sector corruption and Vladimir Putin’s rapid rise to power, leading to the question, who owns Russia? That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

Karen Dawisha, Former Wilson Public Policy Scholar, Walter E. Havighurst Professor and Director, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University
Elizabeth A. Wood, Wilson Center Fellow, Professor of Russian and Soviet History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
William Pomeranz, Deputy Director, Kennan Institute

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The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more