Yeltsin: the Problem, Not the Solution
Too much of Western energy, resources, and political capital has been sunk into schemes whose primary goal is propping up Yeltsin's regime, while not listening to what Russians themselves want and need.
One Country, Two Capitals, Review of Solomon Volkov's St. Petersburg: A Cultural History
TThis century has seen power swing with unambiguous force from St. Petersburg to Moscow.
Has Democracy Failed Russia?
The sudden collapse of the Soviet Union was immediately taken as vindication of Western values and proof of the superiority of both market economics and a democratic system of government.