Jack Snyder for the Harriman Institute's Oral History Project

Friday, October 4, 2019

“At the peak of the early Gorbachev years of perestroika and glasnost, [Seweryn] Bialer was flying to Moscow once a month for long, detailed discussions with Gorbachev’s right-hand man who was planning the reforms: Alexander Yakovlev…Bialer would step off the plane from Moscow and report back on what he had learned…It was like being at the right hand of Gorbachev because he would tell you exactly what everybody was thinking” Jack Snyder on being at the Harriman Institute during the 1980s. Read the interview.