Russia In Transition

Preserving oral histories and documents for the years surrounding the post-Soviet transition

About the Program

Documenting a pivotal moment in world history

The transition of the Soviet Union into an array of successor states was a pivotal moment in world history.  Some aspects of that story are well known, while others are less familiar.  The latter is particularly true, unfortunately, with respect to the complicated commercial, energy, and financial agreements and transactions that unfolded at that time.  In an effort to improve understanding of these matters, and to create new opportunities for scholars of that era, the Strauss Center is undertaking an oral history and document collection project intended to memorialize and make accessible key insights and primary materials. The Russia in Transition project is led by the Strauss Center’s Rebecca Johnston.

Strauss Events

National Security Law Webinars – Day 2

August 5, 2020 | 9:45 am - 1:00 pm | Zoom

The Strauss Center, in partnership with the National Security Law Program at Columbia Law School, is pleased to announce the latest installments in an ongoing series of national security law webinars. On July 29th and August 5th, Professor Matt…

National Security Law Webinars – Day 1

July 29, 2020 | 9:45 am - 1:00 pm | Zoom

The Strauss Center, in partnership with the National Security Law Program at Columbia Law School, is pleased to announce the latest installments in an ongoing series of national security law webinars. On July 29th and August 5th, Professor Matt…

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