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Video: From Soviet Communism to Russian Gangster Capitalism | Ian Schapiro

22 June 2020

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Lecture by Ian Schapiro - Part of De Vane Lectures at Yale University in 2019

What led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and why did it collapse so peacefully? Prof. Ian Shapiro discusses the events leading up to the fall of the Communist regime and its aftermath, including the rise of "gangster capitalism" in Russia, the transition from President Boris Yeltsin to Vladimir Putin, and why corruption is still so prevalent in Russia today