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Episode 71 - The Power of Putin’s Russia
(Part One)

What do Russia and the U.S. really think of each other?
Our series on US-Russia relations begins here with our guest, Timothy Frye.


Timothy Frye kicks off our series on US-Russia relations. Timothy Frye is the Marshall D. Shulman Professor in Political Science at Columbia University and Co-Director of a research laboratory at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He worked for the US Information Agency in the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, advised the Russian Securities and Exchange Commission in the 1990s, and directed the Harriman Institute at Columbia from 2009 to 2015. Born in Utica, New York, he earned a B.A. in Russian Language and Literature from Middlebury College and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. He is the editor of Post-Soviet Affairs and the author of four books. He lives in New York City.

Episode Timestamps:

2:55 The U.S. view of Russia and Russia's view of the US

8:51 Russian Backgrounds and Diversity

11:14 Power distribution in Russia

14:10 Experiencing 911 from Russia

21:20 Putin’s Rise to Power 

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