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Fragile empire : how Russia fell in and out of love with Vladimir Putin

Author: Ben Judah
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Kaliningrad on the Baltic to the Russian Far East, journalist Ben Judah has travelled throughout Russia and the former Soviet republics, conducting extensive interviews with President Vladimir Putin's friends, foes, and colleagues, government officials, business tycoons, mobsters, and ordinary Russian citizens. 'Fragile Empire' is the fruit of Judah's thorough research: a probing assessment of Putin's rise to  Read more...
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Named Person: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin; Vladimir V Putin; Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Judah
ISBN: 9780300181210 0300181213 9780300205220 0300205228
OCLC Number: 813392818
Description: ix, 379 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: the weakest strongman --
Part one: The rise of the lieutenant colonel. The president from nowhere --
The videocracy --
The great turn --
The vertical of power --
Putin's court --
Dizzy with success --
Part two: Watch the throne. Servant Medvedev --
Navalny and the evolution of the opposition --
The Decembrists --
Moscow is not Russia --
Moscow the colonialist --
Chinese nightmares --
Conclusion: the ghosts.
Responsibility: Ben Judah.

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Offers a probing assessment of Putin's rise to power and what it has meant for Russia and her people. In this title, the author argues that Putinism has brought economic growth to Russia but also  Read more...

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"[An] astute new book on Russia."--David Frum, "The Atlantic"--David Frum "The Atlantic "

 
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