The Center for the Study of the Former Soviet Socialist Republics is an institution dedicated to advancing the causes of liberty and democracy in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. Our goal is to educate policymakers, opinion leaders, and ordinary voters on the virtues of free markets and democratic processes, while paying special attention to the unique historical, cultural, and geo-political factors that both make the implementation of these goals harder and more vital in the area once behind the Iron Curtain.

We look forward to a day when human freedom has conquered old habits of autocracy, market control, and ethnic and international violence, and we work to achieve those ends. We hope you will join us on this exciting journey as we join our fellow men and women as they strive for a better tomorrow.

February 28, 2012

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