The Invention of Russia : The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War, Paperback Book

The Invention of Russia : The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War Paperback

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WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE 2016REVISED AND UPDATED EDITIONHow did a country that embraced freedom over twenty-five years ago end up as an autocratic police state bent once again on confrontation with the West?

In this Orwell Prize-winning book, Arkady Ostrovsky reaches back to the darkest days of the Cold War to tell the story of Russia's stealthy and largely unchronicled post-Soviet transformation. Ostrovsky's knowledge of many of the key players allows him to explain the rise of Vladimir Putin and to reveal how he pioneered a new form of demagogic populism.

In a new preface he examines Putin's influence on the US election and explores how his methods - weaponizing the media and serving up fake news - came to enter Western politics.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780857891600

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