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  • Title: Michael McFaul collection
    Date (inclusive): 1989-2002
    Collection Number: 94039
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 48 manuscript boxes, 18 oversize boxes, 6 card file boxes (33.8 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: The collection contains materials related to political and economic conditions in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia, consisting of printed matter, sound and video recordings of interviews of Russian political leaders, and miscellany. Mainly used as research material for the book by Michael McFaul and Sergei Markov, The Troubled Birth of Russian Democracy: Parties, Personalities, and Programs (Stanford, 1993).
    source: McFaul, Michael, 1963-
    Creator: Markov, Sergeĭ, 1958-
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1994 with an additional increment in 2002.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Michael McFaul collection, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    Michael McFaul was born and raised in Montana. He received his BA in international relations and Slavic languages and his MA in Soviet and East European studies from Stanford University in 1986. He was awarded a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford, where he completed his PhD in international relations in 1991.
    McFaul served as deputy director at the Freeman Spogli Institute and director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law at Stanford University. He is the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University. He was also a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
    From 2009 to 2012 Michael McFaul served as the special assistant to the president and senior director for Russia and Eurasian affairs at the National Security Council, and on January 10, 2012, McFaul was sworn in as the United States ambassador to the Russian Federation.
    McFaul is the author and editor of many monographs on political and economic conditions in the USSR and post-Soviet Russia. His articles have appeared in Constitutional Political Economy, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Organization, International Security, Journal of Democracy, Political Science Quarterly, Post-Soviet Affairs, and World Politics.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists largely of material collected and created by Michael McFaul over the course of research on topics related to political and economic conditions in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia, and especially to the parliamentary and presidential election campaigns of 1993 to 1999 and Soviet defense industry conversion. It is comprised of sound and video recordings of interviews of Russian political leaders, printed matter, and miscellany.
    The Sound Recordings include unique oral history interviews of Russian leaders and statesmen, contemporary politicians, scientists and scholars, as well as survey research conducted by Michael McFaul in Russia in 1991 to 2002, related to political, economic, and social conditions in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia. The sound recordings were arranged by McFaul in two groups: first by a numbered segment created in 1991 to 1993, then alphabetically by speaker or organization name.
    Video recordings consist of episodes of U.S. television programs and survey research in Russia on federalism, political parties, and elections. Materials arranged chronologically by date of broadcast. The titles are taken from cassette labels.
    The Subject File contains collected research material relating to political issues in Russia. Materials include reports, memoranda, lists, notes, clippings, pamphlets, reprints, leaflets, and election campaign literature, arranged alphabetically by subject.
    The Printed Matter series consists of Russian newspapers, journals, and brochures ranging across the political spectrum, arranged in two groups by format.

    Related Materials

    Dmitriĭ Aleksandrovich Levchik papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Soviet and post-Soviet independent publications collection, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Levinskaia-Lesman collection, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Demokraticheskaia Rossiia records, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Sergeĭ Somov papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
    Marietta Omarovna Chudakova papers, Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991-
    Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1985-1991
    Russia (Federation) -- Economic conditions -- 1991-
    Soviet Union -- Economic conditions -- 1985-1991
    McFaul, Michael, 1963-