The Age of Assassins: The Rise and Rise of Vladimir Putin

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Felshtinsky investigates how Russia under Putin became the first country in history to be ruled by its secret service. Using first-hand information from former oligarchs and KGB spies, he describes how the power has shifted away from the oligarchs to a small network of spies. Together they have created a power that was unimaginable even under Russian Communism.

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About the author (2008)

Yuri Felshtinsky was a research fellow at the Hoover Institute, University of Stanford.

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