Monthly Archive: March 2014


Mr. Putin: Tear Down That Potemkin Village

By Paul Gregory (Hoover Institution and University of Houston).Grigory Potemkin, a favorite of Catherine the Great, built fake villages to impress the Czarina on her 1787 inspection tour of the Dnieper region. Potemkin’s carpenters built stage-set villages on the...


Ukraine’s trade with Russia

  By Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley). After the Russian annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea, the relationship between Ukraine and Russia is a historical low. There is a significant chance of a full-scale war between countries...