Past Event

Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin

Satter was the first U.S. correspondent to be expelled from Russia since the Cold War. He will discuss the criminalization of Russia under Yeltsin and the role of the 1999 apartment bombings in saving the corrupt Yeltsin entourage and elevating Putin to power. He will describe what he says was Putin's subsequent construction of an autocracy dominated by the security services, and Russia's emergence as an aggressor state.

MLF Organizer
Norma Walden

MLF: International Relations

November 22, 2016

The Commonwealth Club
555 Post Street
San Francisco, 94105
United States


David Satter

Former Moscow Correspondent, Financial Times; Fellow, Hudson Institute; Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; Author


5:30 p.m. networking reception
6 p.m. program
7 p.m. book signing