Tuesday, September 1, 1998 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Human Impact of Economic Crises
1998-09-01

Instability in Russia

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

President Clinton arrived in Russia for his summit with Russian President Boris Yeltsin. The meeting comes at a time when the Russian Ruble has plummeted against the dollar and other western currencies. The economic instability has created political instability in Russia. There have even been calls for Yeltsin’s resignation. And hopes the Russians might have had about a coalition government between Yeltsin and the communists fell off yesterday when the lower house of parliament, the Duma, voted against Victor Chernomyrdin, Yeltsin’s choice for Prime Minister.

Guest:

  • Dimitri Galinski Vassiliev, a resident scholar at George Washington University. He is the co-author of the forthcoming, Yeltsin, and the Tragedy of Russian Reform.
  • David Kotz, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and the co-author of Revolution From Above: The Demise of the Soviet System.

Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.