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The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy


A New Look at the Soviet Collapse

| Eurasia Program

About the Event

The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy

For half a century, the Soviet economy was inefficient but stable. In the late 1980s, to the surprise of nearly everyone, it suddenly collapsed. Why did this happen? And what role did Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's economic reforms play in the country's dissolution? Joining us to discuss how Gorbachev and his allies tried but failed to learn from the great success story of Deng Xiaoping's China is Chris Miller in light of his new book. 

Chris MillerMiller is a Fellow at FPRI’s Eurasia Program where he serves as the editor of the Baltic Bulletin. He is also the Associate Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale University. His is the author of  The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

Books will be available for purchase at this event. 





123 S. Broad St, Suite 1920
Philadelphia. PA. US. 19109


Free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

Lunch immediately following exclusively for FPRI Members at the $500 level and above. 

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For more information, contact Rachel Hemler at or at 215-732-3774 ext. 112.


Chris Miller

Chris Miller - Chris Miller is a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Eurasia Program. He is also Associate Professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.