Putin's Progress: A Biography of Russia's Enigmatic President, Vladimir Putin

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Pocket Books, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 378 pages
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Vladimir Putin seemed to have come from nowhere when he succeeded the ailing and incompetent Boris Yeltsin as President of Russia in March 2000. It was as if he had taken the Kremlin by stealth - perhaps, it was whispered, using the skills he acquired as a senior agent in the KGB.
In fact, Putin's rise to prominence owes more to a combination of canny manoeuvring and blat, the traditional Russian system of cronyism and patronage. PUTIN'S PROGRESS is the first comprehensive exploration in English of Putin's character and offers many insights into his likely legacy, shedding new light on one of the most enigmatic of modern leaders and what it means to live in Putin's Russia.

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User Review  - Karen Sneddon - Goodreads

This book was a very worthwhile read for anyone interested in the man.It gives lots of information on his earlier life and career which you don't hear a lot about.Sometimes I found the text a bit ... Read full review


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Peter Truscott is an analyst and broadcaster specializing in Russian defense and security. He lives in London.

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