969 Winter 2019 Russia’s 1990s and the Preconditions for Putin’s Authoritarian Rule
Monday, 11:50–1:15, Feb. 11
Instructor: Steven Barnes
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Russia experienced a wave of democratic optimism culminating in the end of Communist dictatorship. How did we get from that to wide public support for the relentless authoritarianism of Vladimir Putin?
Dr. Steven Barnes is an associate professor and specialist in the history of the former Soviet Union at George Mason University.