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photo of Yevgenia AlbatsYevgenia Albats

She is an independent journalist, Russian political analyst and the author of KGB: State Within a State.
photo of boris fyodorovBoris fyodorov

He is a former Russian Finance Minister (1993-1994).
photo of thomas grahamthomas graham

He was Chief Political Analyst at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow from 1994-1997.
photo of Donald JensenDonald Jensen

He was Second Secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow (1993-1995). In this interview, he discusses the errors made in U.S. policy on Russia during the 1990s, and the "open warfare" that broke out among U.S. embassy staff over the direction of that policy. He currently is Associate Director of the Broadcasting Division for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
photo of e. wayne merrye. wayne merry

He was Chief Political Analyst at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow from 1990-1994.
photo of lilia shevtsovalilia shevtsova

The author of Yeltsin's Russia: Myths and Reality, she is senior associate in the Carnegie Endowment's Russian and Eurasian Program, and a former deputy director of the Moscow Institute of International Economic and Political Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
photo of strobe talbottstrobe talbott

He is U.S. Deputy Secretary of State and has specialized in Russia affairs in both his government and journalism careers.
photo of pavel voschanovpavel voschanov

He was Boris Yeltsin's press secretary from 1991-1993 and was a journalist with Komsomolskaya Pravda.
photo of Janine R. WedelJanine R. Wedel

The author of Collision and Collusion: The Strange Case of Western Aid to Eastern Europe, she is a research fellow in the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University.
Jonas Bernstein

He is a senior analyst for the Jamestown Foundation and writes from Moscow on Russian domestic affairs. He was a writer with Voice of America and has worked as a business columnist with The Moscow Times, and as Moscow representative and program officer for Freedom House.
Sergei Kovalev and Arseny Roginsky

Kovalev headed Russia's Human Rights Commission under Yeltsin until he resigned in protest over the first war in Chechnya. He is a veteran lawmaker who served in Soviet-era legislatures and in all three post-Soviet Dumas. Arseny Roginsky is a historian. After being released from a Soviet prison camp during the Gorbachev era, he founded "Memorial," the largest human rights organization in Russia.

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