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The New Russia
Aired 8/29/2002

For many decades the United States and the Soviet Union were two nuclear-tipped Cold War adversaries. When the Cold War ended, the Soviet Union broke apart. Economic chaos reigned in Russia. Mikhail Gorbachev was replaced by Boris Yeltsin, who was succeeded by Vladimir Putin. The tragedy of 9/11 shook up the global chessboard. And today, there is a very new situation in Russia, partly hopeful, partly grim, and a very new relationship between America and Russia.
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  Leon Aron
    Director of Russian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and author of Boris Yeltsin: A Revolutionary Life
  Strobe Talbot
    President of the Brookings Institution

Originally Aired: 8/29/2002

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