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Yuri N. Maltsev

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Yuri N. Maltsev is a Professor of Economics at Carthage College in Wisconsin. He held various government and research positions in Moscow, Russia. Before defecting to the US in 1989, he was a member of a senior economics team that worked on President Gorbachev's reforms package of perestroika. Before settling in the Midwest, he was a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. a US federal research agency. His work involved briefing members of Congress and senior officials at the executive branch on issues of national security and foreign economic and military assessment. He also testified before the US Congress and appeared on CNN, PBS News Hour, C-Span, CBC, and other American, Canadian, Spanish, South African, and Finnish television and radio programs. He has authored and co-authored fifteen books and over a hundred articles. He is a recipient of the Luminary Award of the Free Market Foundation.

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Russia's War on Chechnya

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

10/25/2002Mises Daily Articles
The Moscow hostage crisis, unlike most actions that the Russian government blames on Chechens, was definitely of the Chechens's making. But the action, as appalling as it was, does not appear in a historical or political vacuum. Yuri N. Maltsev explains the history of Russia's cruelty toward...
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Why Russia Is Destroying Chechnya

Global EconomyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

10/01/1999Mises Daily Articles
The old formula is at work: distract the people from internal corruption. (Article by Yuri N. Maltsev)
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Bill and Boris

Global Economy

09/14/1998Mises Daily Articles
Superpower leaders just aren't what they used to be, and it's a good thing too.
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Russia's Distorted Mirror

Global EconomyWorld History

08/01/1996The Free Market
"We Russians are doomed to teach mankind," wrote philosopher Grigory Chaadayev in 1848, "some awful lesson." The lesson turns out to be more than proving socialism's brutality and futility. It is also about the unlikelihood that elections alone will resolve a deep social and economic crisis.
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Chechnya Destroyed

World History

03/01/1995The Free Market
When a people rebels and declares its independence, a central state can let them go or beat them into submission. With the collapse of the Soviet empire, we've seen some of both. In Chechnya, and adjacent Ingushetia, however, the Yeltsin government chose mass murder to maintain its evil empire.
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