Russian President Vladimir Putin is waging a cold war against the West to boost his popularity at home and legitimize his inner circle’s appropriation of Russia’s state industry. Anders Åslund joins Greg to discuss his new book, Russia’s Crony Capitalism, in which he investigates how many tens of billions are being stolen, where they’re going and what effect it’s having on democracy and rule of law around the world.
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Author, Russia’s Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy
Executive Director, Institute of Current World Affairs
Journalist, author of Russians: The People Behind the Power
The Cable is produced by Rebecca Picard.
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