Putin's people : how the KGB took back Russia and then took on the West.
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: London : William Collins, 2021.
ISBN: 9780007578818 (pbk.) : 9.99
Originally published: 2020.
The hacking of the 2016 US elections. Sponsorship of extremist politics in Europe. War in Ukraine. In recent years Vladimir Putin's Russia has waged a concerted campaign to expand its influence and undermine the West. This rigorous and revelatory book explains how this happened, Putin's rise to power, and how Russian black cash is subverting the world. In 'Putin's People', former Moscow correspondent and investigative journalist Catherine Belton tells the untold story of the rise of Vladimir Putin and the small group of KGB men surrounding him. Delving deep into the workings of Putin's Kremlin, Belton accesses key inside players to reveal how Putin replaced the free-wheeling tycoons of the Yeltsin era with a new generation of loyal oligarchs, who in turn subverted their country's economy and legal system and expanded its influence in the West.
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xiv, 624 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Interesting book. Quite heavy going but especially interesting towards the end.
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