· The Oral History of US-Russia Relations, an interview project that records firsthand perspectives on both American and Russian political, economic, diplomatic, and military developments;
SMU CPH Oral History of US-Russia Relations
It is easy to forget that U.S.-Russian relations were not always as contentious as they have been for the past decade. From their first meeting in 2001, the rapport between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President George W. Bush was obvious for all to see.
Yet, despite good personal relations at the presidential level, by 2009 the relationship between the United States and Russia had deteriorated and has never recovered. This oral history records both American and Russian perspectives on political, economic, diplomatic, and military developments in the first decade of this century as a way of furthering our understanding of the current state of U.S-Russian relations.
Alexei Venediktov is a journalist and was the editor-in-chief of the Echo of Moscow radio station from 1998 until its closure in 2022. Additionally, he served as the president of Echo TV Russia from 2002 to 2010 and cofounded Diletant magazine in 2012.
Sergey Karaganov served as foreign policy advisor to the presidential administration of the Russian Federation from 2001 to 2013. He is currently the dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at the National Research University Higher School of Economics.