Four experts – three English and one Russian – were interviewed on Al Jazeera English about post-Communist Russia. The program is three quarters of an hour long, but well worth watching. A close friend of mine who emigrated to the United States from Russia recommended it.
What I take from the analysis is that Vladimir Putin and the current Russian leadership are trying to make Russia into the kind of country it was before the Bolshevik revolution – patriotic, religious and authoritarian.
Click on In search of Putin’s money for a good companion piece on Putin and his Russia.