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Russia’s Commanding Heights

I found a great PBS documentary called Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy while searching for video for a lecture on the Yeltsin years. PBS has put all the film’s chapters online, and I wanted to let readers know about the segments on Russia:

Communism on the Heights, [6:16]

The Ghosts of Norilsk, [4:27]


Behind the Iron Façade, [8:18]

Heresy in the USSR, [8:08]

Gorbachev Tries China, [7:17]

Soviet Free Fall, [4:52]

Reform Goes Awry, [4:26]

Russia Tries to Privatize, [5:33]


Loans For Shares, [6:18]

Closing the Deal, [3:50]

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