Changing face of Russian cities

Blair Ruble – Director, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies

All the big cities around the globe experience common problems like – traffic jams, pollution and migration… Many Russian cities have changed dramatically during the last two decades, and sometimes it seems they sacrifice careful planning for the sake of striking glamour. So wouldn’t it be wiser to take a look at some other big cities’ experience? And after all – is it possible to make a city of millions comfortable for everyone? Here is a man who knows – the Director of Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Blair Ruble.