Archive: Chrystia Freeland on Russia's Transition to Capitalism

Studio 2

Journalist Chrystia Freeland is the author of "Sale of The Century" which covers Russia's journey from communism to capitalism. The transition caused a huge drop in the standard of living for the average Russian but was also responsible for the birth of the super-wealthy oligarchs, who were given control of the country's natural resources in return for their political support. (Originally aired May 2005)
May 31, 2000
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