Book Talk: Russia's Crony Capitalism | Wilson Center
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Book Talk: Russia's Crony Capitalism

Vladimir Putin has developed an economic system in Russia that consolidates state control over the country. He has also created a super wealthy and loyal plutocracy that owes its existence to him personally. In a conversation with Kennan Institute Deputy Director William Pomeranz, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Anders Aslund discussed his new book “Russia’s Crony Capitalism” and how Putin has begun to mask economic stagnation through military adventurism.

This book was available for purchase at the event.


  • Anders Åslund

    Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University