Mr Putin

Author : Fiona Hill
ISBN : 9780815723769
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 31.38 MB
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Two experts dissect the personality of top Russian political figure Vladamir Putin, delineating the different faces he wears depending on the situation with which he is confronted.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Siberian Curse

Author : Fiona Hill
ISBN : 0815736444
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 53.58 MB
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" Hill and Gaddy frame the problems of Siberia more clearly, and offer policy recommendations which are more concrete and coherent, than any previous analyses of Siberia from Russian or foreign sources of which I am aware." -- Robert Cottrell, New York Review of Books
Category: Political Science

All The Kremlin S Men

Author : Mikhail Zygar
ISBN : 9781610397391
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 22.10 MB
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Category: Political Science

Wheel Of Fortune

Author : Thane Gustafson
ISBN : 9780674070790
Genre : History
File Size : 42.4 MB
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The world’s largest exporter of oil is facing mounting problems that could send shock waves through every major economy. Gustafson provides an authoritative account of the Russian oil industry from the last years of communism to its uncertain future. The stakes extend beyond global energy security to include the threat of a destabilized Russia.
Category: History

A Sense Of The Enemy

Author : Zachary Shore
ISBN : 9780199987375
Genre : History
File Size : 59.34 MB
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A bold explanation of how and why national leaders are able—or unable—to correctly analyze and predict the intentions of foreign rivals
Category: History

First Person

Author : Vladimir Putin
ISBN : 9780786723270
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 44.51 MB
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Who is this Vladimir Putin? Who is this man who suddenly--overnight and without warning--was handed the reigns of power to one of the most complex, formidable, and volatile countries in the world? How can we trust him if we don't know him? First Person is an intimate, candid portrait of the man who holds the future of Russia in his grip. An extraordinary compilation of over 24 hours of in-depth interviews and remarkable photographs, it delves deep into Putin's KGB past and explores his meteoric rise to power. No Russian leader has ever subjected himself to this kind of public examination of his life and views. Both as a spy and as a virtual political unknown until selected by Boris Yeltsin to be Prime Minister, Putin has been regarded as man of mystery. Now, the curtain lifts to reveal a remarkable life of struggles and successes. Putin's life story is of major importance to the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Vladimir Putin

Author : Thomas Streissguth
ISBN : 0822523744
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 80.12 MB
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Traces the life of Vladimir Putin from his childhood in Leningrad, dreaming of becoming a spy, through his work as an agent for the KGB, to his political work, including his time as president of Russia.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Russia S Addiction

Author : Clifford G. Gaddy
ISBN : 9780815727743
Genre : Political Science
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Russia’s dependence on its oil and gas wealth is much deeper than generally recognized. Since their privatization in the 1990s, a small number of oligarchs have taken control of the economy, and the fates of millions of Russians. Vladimir Putin’s system of personal protection has been successful in keeping peace among these oligarchs and Russia’s industrial heartland—but can it continue? In Russia’s Addiction, Clifford Gaddy and Barry Ickes argue that the country’s addiction to oil and gas are a comparable to a physiological compulsion—the country understands that it is destroying itself by continuing down this road, but is unable to stop. They investigate the country’s dependence on oil, and how Putin manages to run his corrupt system, focusing on keeping oligarchs happy and expecting their full support in return. And they ask the important question: What will happen to this system when Putin is gone?
Category: Political Science

The Man Without A Face

Author : Masha Gessen
ISBN : 9781847085962
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Man Without a Face is the chilling account of how a small-minded, low-level KGB operative came to control the world's largest country and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress, making Russia once more a threat to her own people and to the world. Handpicked in 1999 by the 'Family' surrounding an ailing and increasingly unpopular Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, with very little governmental or administrative experience beyond having served as deputy mayor of St Petersburg, seemed like the perfect choice in the eyes of an oligarchy bent on moulding the president's successor to its own designs. Suddenly the boy who had scrapped his way through post-war Leningrad schoolyards, dreaming of ruling the world, was a public figure, and his popularity soared. Russia and an infatuated West were determined to see the progressive leader of their dreams, even as with ruthless efficiency Putin dismantled the country's media, wrested control and wealth from the country's burgeoning business class, and decimated the fragile mechanisms of democracy. Within a few brief years, virtually every obstacle to his unbridled control was removed and every opposing voice silenced, with political rivals and critics driven into exile or to the grave. As a journalist living in Moscow, Masha Gessen experienced this history firsthand, and for The Man Without a Face she has drawn on information and sources no other writer has tapped. Her horrifying and spellbinding account of how this 'faceless' man manoeuvred his way into absolute - and absolutely corrupt - power will stand as a classic of narrative non-fiction.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Russia S Carnival

Author : Christoph Neidhart
ISBN : 0742520420
Genre : History
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Neidhart convincingly argues that Russia is a different country from the Soviet Union, growing into a Western-style, middle-class society with a free market and a democratic polity. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Category: History