SmartHER With Author David Satter
Author/Journalist David Satter takes us through his time working in the Soviet Union, witnessing its collapse and the emergence of now Russian President Vladimir Putin.
As the first American journalist expelled from Russia after the Cold War, David explains what he has learned in his more than 4 decades of reporting on Russian affairs and why this moment in time matters.
David takes us on quite a journey through this interview. Some of the names you will know … others you may not or need a refresher. We did!
Here’s a “key” for some of the terms and names used with their time codes:
Baltics = Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (Eastern European NATO countries that border the Baltic Sea).
- Former president of Russia, first of the Russian Federation from 1991 – 1999. Yeltsin appointed Putin to be prime minister in 1999, and named him acting president when he resigned in Dec. 1999. And in 2000, Putin was elected president for the first time.
- Russian lawmaker, aligned with “Western-style” or liberal Russian party, critic of Putin.
- Russian investigative journalist/lawmaker/author.
- Anti-corruption investigator, critic of Vladimir Putin, currently serving time in Russian jail.
- Former Russian intelligence officer who lived in London.
by Jenna Lee,