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Why Did Russia Let the Republics Go? Revisiting the Fall of the USSR

Few people expected the USSR to fall apart as it did, without a major bloodshed. Serhii Plokhii, Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History, Harvard University, attempts to answer the question of why Russia of Boris Yeltsin did not follow into the footsteps of Serbia of Slobodan Milosevic, by examining the decisions made by Boris Yeltsin and his advisors in the late summer and fall of 1991.

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Apr. 29, 2013
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Why Did Russia Let the Republics Go? Revisiting the Fall of the USSR

Few people expected the USSR to fall apart as it did, without a major bloodshed. Serhii Plokhii attempts to answer the question of why Russia of Boris Yeltsin did not follow into the footsteps of Serbia of Slobodan Milosevic, by examining the decisions made by Boris Yeltsin and his advisors in the late summer and fall of 1991. 

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Serhii Plokhii

Serhii Plokhii

Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History, Harvard University
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Kennan Institute

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, and the region though research and exchange.  Read more

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