INVENTION OF RUSSIA


INVENTION OF RUSSIA

ARKADY OSTROVSKY    Book Number: 87467    Product format: Paperback

Winner of the Orwell Prize, revised and updated, the book is subtitled 'The Journey From Gorbachev's Freedom To Putin's War' and is a real insider's story of Russia's post-Soviet 'counter-revolution'. How did a country that embraced freedom over 25 years ago end up as an autocratic police state bent once again on confrontation with the West? Ostrovsky reaches back to the darkest days of the Cold War to tell the story of Russia's stealthy and largely unchronicled post-Soviet transformation. His knowledge of many of the key players allows him to explain the rise of Vladimir Putin and to reveal how he pioneered a new form of demagogic populism. In a new preface he examines Putin's influence on the US election and explores how his methods - weaponizing the media and serving up fake news - came to enter Western politics. Written in a sparkling prose and with deep analysis, chapters cover The Birth of Russian Capitalism, The Oligarch's War, Remote Control and Aerial Combat. 378pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9780857891600
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