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The new nobility : the restoration of Russia's security state and the enduring legacy of the KGB

Author: Andreĭ Soldatov; I Borogan
Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Overview: The security services have played a central-and often mysterious-role at key turning points in Russia during the tumultuous years following the Soviet collapse: from the Moscow apartment house bombings and theater siege, to the war in Chechnya and the Beslan school massacre. In this riveting investigation, two intrepid journalists penetrate the secret world of the FSB and illustrate how the security  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andreĭ Soldatov; I Borogan
ISBN: 9781610390552 9781586488024 1586488023 1610390555
OCLC Number: 535492100
Description: ix, 301 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Nick Fielding --
Part 1: FSB Regains Power --
Introduction --
1: Dawn of a new era: the birth of the FSB --
2: Friends in high places: cultivating the security services --
3: Interests of the state demand it: spymania --
4: Threat within: infiltrating counter movements --
5: Targeting extremism: the rise of watchdog surveillance --
6: Living off the fat of the land: the new elite --
7: Love of the game: the FSB and national sport --
8: Renaissance of Yuri Andropov --
9: Propaganda machine: image-making and the FSB --
10: Secret underground --
11: Lefortovo prison --
Part 2: Response To Terrorism --
12: Nord-Ost siege --
13: Beslan crisis --
14: Russian response --
15: Extrajudicial killings --
Part 3: Activity abroad --
16: Assassinations --
17: FSB intelligence --
18: Hackers --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1 --
Appendix 2 --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index --
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Other Titles: Restoration of Russia's security state and the enduring legacy of the KGB
Responsibility: Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan.

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A penetrating investigation into how the KGB rose from the ashes of the Soviet Union and reinvented itself at the heart of the Russian state during Vladimir Putin's rule  Read more...

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The Guardian, October 3, 2010 "If all of this still feels too frivolous, turn to The New Nobility, an inside look at the KGB by a pair of fearless Russian journalists, Andrei Soldatov and Irina Read more...

 
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