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Putin's Russia
  • Published: 31 December 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446448373
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Putin's Russia




A devastating appraisal of the policies of Putin and the Kremlin, by Anna Politkovskaya, who was the leading radical journalist of Russia until her tragic murder in Moscow, 2006.

A former KGB spy, Vladimir Putin is one of the world’s most enigmatic figures. This is his Russia.Internationally admired for her fearless reporting, award-winning journalist Anna Politkovskaya turns her steely gaze on President Putin and his early regime in this explosive book.

From Putin’s tyrannical grip on ordinary citizens to rampant corruption in highest ranks of the government, as well as Mafia dealings, scandals in the provinces and the decline of the intelligentsia, Politkovskaya offers a scathing condemnation of the President and his rule, revealing a shocking state of affairs: soldiers dying from malnutrition, parents requiring to bribes to recover their dead sons' bodies and conscripts are being hired out as slaves. More relevant and important than ever in today’s political landscape, Putin's Russia is both a gripping portrayal of a country in crisis and the testament of an extraordinary reporter.

‘A searing portrait of a country in disarray and of the man at its helm, from the bravest of journalists’ New York Times‘Anna Politkovskaya is a heroic journalist’ Guardian‘We will continue to learn from her for years’ Salman Rushdie

  • Published: 31 December 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446448373
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

Anna Politkovskaya

Known to many as 'Russia's lost moral conscience', Anna Politkovskaya was a special correspondent for the Russian newspaper Novaya gazeta and the recipient of many honours for her writing. She is the author of A Dirty War, Putin's Russia and A Russian Diary, and a collection of works, Nothing But the Truth. Anna Politkovskaya was murdered in Moscow in October 2006.

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Praise for Putin's Russia

A hero among hacks

Guardian

If you haven't done so yet, read Politkovskaya's books

Independent

Anna Politkovskaya refused to lie, in her work; her murder is a ghastly act, and an attack on world literature

Nadine Gordimer

We will continue to learn from her for years

Salman Rushdie

Her eye for detail was unfailing

Financial Times

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