The Invention of Russia : The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 02/06/2016
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780857891600