From the St. John's University series, "On Campus with Gary Eichten." Gary's guest is history professor Nick Hayes, who's just back from another trip to Russia.
What's happening in Russia and why should Americans care? Hayes says Russia is veering in the direction of anarchism and instability, but will remain a key world power.
Nick Hayes is University Chair in Critical Thinking at St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict and the author of a forthcoming book, "Looking for Leningrad: My Soviet Life."
Gary Eichten is MPR editor-at-large and retired from MPR News anchoring in 2012.