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  • Title: Michael McFaul collection
    Date (inclusive): 1989-2002
    Collection Number: 94039
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution 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).
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: McFaul, Michael, 1963- , collector


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Michael McFaul collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

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


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Markov, Sergeĭ, 1958-
    Russia (Federation)--Economic conditions--1991-
    Russia (Federation)--Politics and government--1991-
    Soviet Union--Economic conditions--1985-1991.
    Soviet Union--Politics and government--1985-1991.