Resurrection: the struggle for a new Russia

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Random House, 1997 - Business & Economics - 398 pages
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David Remnick chronicles the new Russia that emerged from the ash heap of the Soviet Union. From the siege of Parliament to the farcically tilted elections of 1996, from the ruble of Grozny to the grandiose wealth and naked corruption of today's Moscow, Remnick chronicles a society so racked by change that its citizens must daily ask themselves who they are, where they belong, and what they believe in. Remnick composes this panorama out of dozens of individual portraits. Here is Mikhail Gorbachev, his head still swimming from his plunge from reverence to ridicule. Here is Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the half-Jewish anti-Semite who conducts politics as loony performance art. And here is Boris Yeltsin, the tottering populist who is not above stealing elections.

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It had an uneven feel (style) but parts of it were very well done. Read full review

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A fantastic book on post-soviet Russia. Must-read for any Kremlin-observer Read full review


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David Remnick is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Lenina (TM)s Tomb, his first book, which was selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the nine Best Books of the Year. He is the author of two other books, including a collection of essays. He lives in New York.

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