Yeltsin's legacy and Russia's future
Speaking hours after the announcement of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin's death, Vladimir Putin, the current president, praised Yeltsin for ushering in "a whole new epoch" for "a democratic Russia." What is Yeltsin's legacy, and what will Putin's be?
- Nick Hayes: Professor of history. Hayes holds the University Chair in Critical Thinking at Saint John's University in Collegeville.
- Melor Sturua: Retired senior fellow at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. Sturua has written more than 30 books about Western-Soviet relations and has written for the Russian newspaper Izvestia for 56 years.
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