Book Launch: The Firebird: The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy | Wilson Center
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Book Launch: The Firebird: The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy

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In 1991, as tanks moved through Moscow to seize the Russian White House, Russia’s first Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev stood with President Boris Yeltsin and his team. Kozyrev later participated in negotiations among leaders of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus to formally end the Soviet Union and create the newly independent Russian Federation.

To celebrate the launch of his new book The Firebird: The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy, Kozyrev will take the audience into the corridors of power to provide a startling eyewitness account of the collapse of the Soviet Union. He will discuss the struggle to create a democratic Russia, as well as the nascent government’s attempts to forge a new foreign policy.

This event will be followed by a reception.

Speakers

  • Andrei Kozyrev

    Distinguished Fellow
    Former Foreign Minister of Russia, 1991-1996