Russia's first decade after the collapse of the Soviet Union has been simultaneously tumultuous and transformative. For most of the 1990s the Russian economy was in free fall, the legal system in absentia, and the majority of citizens engaged primarily in survival efforts. Not surprisingly, the former superpower also struggled to adapt to its greatly diminished means and status.

Russia after the Fall examines Russian politics, economics, society, and foreign and security policy. Internationally renowned experts provide retrospective analyses of how Russia has fared in its reform efforts and a prospective look at the challenges ahead. This book will be of interest to scholars, students, and a general audience seeking to better understand where Russia has been and where it is going.

About the Editor
Andrew C. Kuchins was director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, where he conducted research on Russian foreign and security policy. He is a member of the governing council of the Program on Basic Research and Higher Education in Russia, the advisory committee of Washington Profile, and the editorial board of the journal, Demokratizatsiya

Reviews for this publication

"An important and constructive contribution to our understanding of what has happened in Russia, what is likely to happen next, and to what extent can it be influenced by Western policy."
—Strobe Talbott, president, The Brookings Institution

"Each chapter is written by a leading expert at the top of his or her game which makes the book of interest to specialist and non-specialist alike."
Blair A. Ruble, Woodrow Wilson Center

"...a top-drawer collection of essays on the vicissitudes of contemporary Russia, strong on politics, economics, and foreign policy."
Stephen Kotkin, Princeton University