U.S. Hoped Putin Would be a ‘Sober Yeltsin’ – Part 3 of Stephen F. Cohen’s Interview on The Real News Network

After the fall of the Soviet Union, a dysfunctional and pro-American Russian President Yeltsin presided over the chaos of the 1990’s; when Putin came to power, the West was very disappointed at the independent and nationalist character of the Putin led state and the demonization began.

International Crisis Group: A Shadow over Ukraine’s Presidential Election

Proponents of Ukraine’s integration with the West tend to downplay the significance of far right groups. But their underwhelming electoral performance obfuscates the major role the various groups and their viewpoints play in public life.

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