Boris Yeltsin’s cabinet, 1991

CRISIS MANAGER: CASEY WETHERBEE


It is 1991, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics has officially dissolved. After almost 70 years of communist dictatorship, the newly elected Boris Yeltsin and his cabinet will have to work on establishing the nascent Russian Federation’s place in the post-Cold War world order. Cabinet ministers in the committee will tackle the most important questions of constructing a new national identity. Does Russia move towards economic liberalization or continue with a tightly managed command economy? What kind of relationships will Yeltsin’s administration have with the former Soviet states? With the U.S.? There will be no shortage of obstacles for the cabinet to face, and each cabinet minister will have to rise to the challenge.

topic b

Relationship with the World

topic a

Economics