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Russia and the West
Reflections on the Closing of the Russian Mind

How is it that Russia looped away from the Soviet matrix in the late 1980s, only to recreate so much of it between 1991 and now? The first of a two-part essay.

Published on: November 3, 2014
Andrew Wood is an associate fellow of Chatham House and a former British Ambassador to Belgrade, and subsequently to Moscow (mid 1995–early 2000).
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