Galina Starovoitova was a Russian politician and ethnographer known for her work to protect ethnic minorities and promote democratic reforms in Russia. She was shot to death in her apartment building in November, 1998. Fifteen years later, Nadia Diuk discussed how Starovoitova might view Russia today, from ethnic tensions to political developments.


  • Nadia Diuk

    Vice President, Programs for Europe and Eurasia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, National Endowment for Democracy