Putin's Russia

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Carnegie Endowment, 2010 - History - 457 pages
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This revised edition includes and examination of the recent presidential and parliamentary elections and their effects on Putin's leadership and Russia. Praise for the previous edition: "Out of her blunt, often acerbic, account come shrewd insights into Putin's transformation from an implausible, contrived successor into a dominator unchallenged by oligarchs, legislators, or regional bosses, let alone a democratic opposition."—Foreign Affairs "Shevtsova is one of the most astute and independent-minded observers of the Russian political scene."—Times Literary Supplement "Offers many insights into Kremlin court politics, as well as Mr. Putin and his foes."—The Economist "This well-informed Russian observer offers a straightforward situation report. Shevtsova's scorecard will interest serious Russia watchers."—Booklist "An insightful account of how the Russian president is swaying on a pendulum between reform and stability."—Survival "A timely, expert book."—Washington Post

 

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This book is easy to read and accessible. It is a bit dated now since it only gets a year or two into Putin's second term. many of the author's conclusions have proven to come true, though maybe not ... Read full review

Putin's Russia

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One of Russia's leading political analysts, Shevtsova (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Yeltsin's Russia: Myths and Reality) has written an intriguing study of Vladimir Putin's rise to and ... Read full review

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Contents

Prologue
3
Chapter 1
7
Chapter 2
44
Chapter 3
69
Chapter 4
104
Chapter 5
134
Chapter 6
163
Chapter 7
187
Chapter 9
259
Chapter 10
294
Chapter 11
322
Chapter 12
352
Chapter 13
396
Notes
409
Author bio
456
Copyright

Chapter 8
221

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About the author (2010)

Lilia Shevtsova co-chairs the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, dividing her time between the Carnegie office in Washington, D.C. and the Carnegie Moscow Center. She is author of Putin's Russia (2005) and Yeltsin's Russia: Myths and Reality (1999), and coeditor (with Archie Brown) of Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin: Political Leadership in Russia's Transition (2001), all published by the Carnegie Endowment.

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