"These excellent essays by major Russian and Western scholars on Russia's key political and economic developments are vital reading for anybody who wants to understand Russia's current dilemma."
Carl Bildt, minister for foreign affairs of Sweden
"A delicate subject treated with genuine strategic sobriety—Russia after the Global Economic Crisis is deserving of serious reflection."
Zbigniew Brzezinski, former US national security adviser
"The book is a great example of a partnership between Russian and American experts. It provides a comprehensive and an independent view on Russia's mid-term and long-term challenges. While the book's conclusions are often controversial, it is a must read for everybody interested in the future of Russia."
Arkady Dvorkovich, aide to the President of the Russian Federation
"Russia after the Global Financial Crisis, a brilliant sequel to the highly acclaimed The Russia Balance Sheet, first cogently assesses Russia's current structural and policy shortcomings brought into sharp focus by the economic crisis and then astutely sets forth tough choices Russia must make to avoid future stagnation and alienation."
Carla A. Hills, chair and CEO, Hills & Company
"This is a major contribution for those who seek real modernization of Russia. The authors refute the notion of Russian exceptionalism, arguing soberly that Russia faces major challenges in economic, social, and foreign policy, which require careful study of the historical experiences of many countries. The current 'reset' in relations between Russia and the West improves the chances for success, but Russia has to make the critical choices."
Yevgeny Yasin, academic director, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
"The book is well written and uses very recent data, making it one of the best single sources of information about current economic conditions in Russia.... Highly recommended."