The Satinsky Archive
The Oral History of the story of American participation in the dismantling of the Soviet economy and the creation of the Russian market economy in the 1990s.
The Satinsky Archive
First-person interviews with former government officials, businesspeople, citizen diplomats and consultants capture the essence of this turbulent reform period through the eyes of those who experienced it and present the importance of this experience as a piece of the puzzle in understanding contemporary Russia. Interviews were conducted prior to the February 24, 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine as source material for Creating the Post-Soviet Russian Market Economy: Through American Eyes (2024)

Daniel Satinsky is a business consultant, author, and attorney. He participated in Soviet-era joint ventures and then business projects in Russia until 2014. Since 2014, he has been writing about the historic transformation of the Soviet Union into post-Soviet Russia, based on his experience, research and interviews. Contributing author to Hammer & Silicon: The Soviet Diaspora in the US Innovation Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and Regional Russia in Transition: Studies from Yaroslavl’ (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001)
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Blair Ruble
Blair Ruble first went to Russia in 1971 and conducted his dissertation research in Leningrad in 1974-1975. While at the Social Science Research Council in New York he was one of the initiators of a major study of Yaroslavl, a project that extended from the late 1980s into the early 1990s. He ran the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center from 1989 until 2012. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina (1971) and earned his MA (1973) and PhD (1977) at the University of Toronto.
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