The Russian economy remains in chaos as its government requests additional infusions of Western aid funds to help. Kojo and guests discuss whether the prevailing philosophy of Western governments is pragmatic or patronizing, and the effect the economic collapse has had, and is having, on Russia’s citizens, government, and foreign relations.


  • Janine Wedel Author of "Collision and Collusion: The Strange Case of Western Aid to Eastern Europe, 1989-1998"
  • Dmitri Simes Author of "After the Collapse: Russia Seeks its Place as a Great Power"

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