Lessons from Moscow 20 Years After the Fall

Lessons from Moscow 20 Years After the Fall

We explore how democracy has fared in Russia, 20 years after newly-elected Russian President Boris Yeltsin stood atop a tank and stared down a coup.

Twenty years after newly-elected Russian President Boris Yeltsin stood atop a tank and stared down a coup, Kojo explores how well democracy has taken hold there and what Russia's experience says about the prospects for the democratic uprisings consuming so many Arab countries today.

Guests

Leon Aron

Director of Russian Studies, American Enterprise Institute author of "Yeltsin: A Revolutionary Life" (St. Martins Press)

Jessica Golloher

Moscow-based correspondent; former reporter with WAMU 88.5

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