All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin by Mikhail Zygar

By Mikhail Zygar

"I learn this ebook in a single evening, really a page-turner. It leaves a profoundly frightening impact: [Putin's court docket is the] actual House of Cards." --Lev Lurie, author and historian

All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an unintentional king and a courtroom uncontrolled. in response to an unheard of sequence of interviews with Vladimir Putin's internal circle, this publication provides a substantially diverse view of energy and politics in Russia. clone of Putin as a strongman is dissolved. instead is a weary figurehead buffeted--if now not controlled--by the lads who without delay propose and mislead him.

The nearby governors and bureaucratic leaders are immovable items, way more robust of their fiefdoms than the president himself. So are the gatekeepers-those officers who defend the pathways to power-on whom Putin relies up to they depend upon him. The tenuous edifice is full of the entire intrigue and plotting of a Medici courtroom, as enemies of the nation are invented and wars began to justify own earnings, inner rivalries, or one faction's biased advantage.

A bestseller in Russia, All the Kremlin's Men is a stunning revisionist portrait of the Putin period and a blinding reconstruction of the machinations of courtiers operating riot.

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