The Resource All The Kremlin's Men : Inside The Court of Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Zygar

All The Kremlin's Men : Inside The Court of Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Zygar

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All The Kremlin's Men : Inside The Court of Vladimir Putin
Title
All The Kremlin's Men
Title remainder
Inside The Court of Vladimir Putin
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Mikhail Zygar
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
  • "All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an accidental king and a court out of control. Based on an unprecedented series of interviews with Vladimir Putin's inner circle, this book presents a radically different view of power and politics in Russia. The image of Putin as a strongman is dissolved. In its place is a weary figurehead buffeted--if not controlled--by the men who at once advise and deceive him. The regional governors and bureaucratic leaders are immovable objects, far more powerful in their fiefdoms than the president himself. So are the gatekeepers--those officials who guard the pathways to power--on whom Putin depends as much as they rely on him. The tenuous edifice is filled with all of the intrigue and plotting of a Medici court, as enemies of the state are invented and wars begun to justify personal gains, internal rivalries, or one faction's biased advantage. A bestseller in Russia, All the Kremlin's Men is a shocking revisionist portrait of the Putin era and a dazzling reconstruction of the machinations of courtiers running riot."--Dust jacket
  • "Charting the transformation of Vladimir Putin from a passionate fan of the West and a liberal reformer into a hurt and introverted outcast, All the Kremlin's Men is a historical detective story, full of intrigue and conspiracy. This is the story of the political battles that have taken place in the court of Vladimir Putin since his rise to power, and a chronicle of friendship and hatred between the Russian leader and his foreign partners and opponents. Russia's most prominent independent journalist Mikhail Zygar has had unprecedented access to people who are either currently or were formerly allied with Putin, but have only now agreed to reveal their impressions of the powerful president and his circle of power. Zygar's in-depth interviews include Putin's press secretary, Deputy Prime Minister, former finance minister, former Kremlin chief of staff, former mayor of Moscow, former presidential candidate, opposition leader Alexei Navalny, former presidents of Ukraine and Georgia Viktor Yushchenko and Mikhail Saakashvili, and many other key Russian and Western politicians and diplomats. For many people from Putin's closest circle, it was the first time they could tell their stories. Each chapter has a main character, who gives an insight into the origins of Vladimir Putin's transformation. Cumulatively, All the Kremlin's Men explains to the English-speaking audience what has happened to Russia, what the role of the West is in its destiny, and how this destiny could play out going forward. It is a delicious portrait of the strangeness of modern Russia, a country swirling with intrigue and paranoia, peppered with fateful missteps and confusion, and the brooding, volatile, magnificently unpredictable figure of Vladimir Putin"--
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collective biography
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DLC
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1981-
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Zygarʹ, Mikhail
Dewey number
947.086/20922
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from Russian; no information is available about the translator
LC call number
DK 510.763 .Z9413 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Politics and government
  • Russia (Federation)
  • HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Russian & Former Soviet Union
Label
All The Kremlin's Men : Inside The Court of Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Zygar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Putin I The Lionheart. Kremlin strategist Alexander Voloshin learns to tolerate Lenin ; Political émigré Boris Berezovsky is not invited to the royal wedding ; Russia's richest man, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, loses his business and freedom, and the family disappears -- Part Two: Putin II The Magnificent. Kremlin Chief of Staff Dmitry Medvedev creates a new Russian class ; Ukrainian Presidential Chief of Staff Viktor Medvedchuk is the last Ukranian to enjoy Putin's trust ; Deputy Chief of Staff Vladislav Surkov defends the besieged Kremlin ; Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov comes up with a plan to make Russia an empire once more ; Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov is convinced that he is the heir to the throne -- Part Three: Prince Dmitry. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili retains power--and something far more valuable ; Barack Obama becomes the Kremlin's best friend and worst enemy ; Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin turns into a Russian Che Guevara ; Russian Princess Tatyana Yumasheva comes up with a new Democratic Party ; Opposition leader Alexei Navalny thinks he can lead the people to the Kremlin -- Part Four: Putin The Terrible. Patriarch Kirill gives fatherly advice to Russia's Cabinet of Ministers ; Kremlin strategist Vyacheslav Volodin invents a new national idea ; Putin's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov realizes the futility of trying to please the West ; Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu takes revenge for Afghanistan and Nicholas I ; Alexei Kudrin loses the battle for the President's heart and mind ; Ramzan Kadyrov takes a round trip to Dubai ; Bashar al-Assad becomes the mirror image of Putin -- Conclusion: Putin the saint
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 371 pages
Isbn
9781610397391
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016018443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)949553556
  • (OCoLC)ocn949553556
Label
All The Kremlin's Men : Inside The Court of Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Zygar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Putin I The Lionheart. Kremlin strategist Alexander Voloshin learns to tolerate Lenin ; Political émigré Boris Berezovsky is not invited to the royal wedding ; Russia's richest man, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, loses his business and freedom, and the family disappears -- Part Two: Putin II The Magnificent. Kremlin Chief of Staff Dmitry Medvedev creates a new Russian class ; Ukrainian Presidential Chief of Staff Viktor Medvedchuk is the last Ukranian to enjoy Putin's trust ; Deputy Chief of Staff Vladislav Surkov defends the besieged Kremlin ; Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov comes up with a plan to make Russia an empire once more ; Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov is convinced that he is the heir to the throne -- Part Three: Prince Dmitry. Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili retains power--and something far more valuable ; Barack Obama becomes the Kremlin's best friend and worst enemy ; Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin turns into a Russian Che Guevara ; Russian Princess Tatyana Yumasheva comes up with a new Democratic Party ; Opposition leader Alexei Navalny thinks he can lead the people to the Kremlin -- Part Four: Putin The Terrible. Patriarch Kirill gives fatherly advice to Russia's Cabinet of Ministers ; Kremlin strategist Vyacheslav Volodin invents a new national idea ; Putin's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov realizes the futility of trying to please the West ; Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu takes revenge for Afghanistan and Nicholas I ; Alexei Kudrin loses the battle for the President's heart and mind ; Ramzan Kadyrov takes a round trip to Dubai ; Bashar al-Assad becomes the mirror image of Putin -- Conclusion: Putin the saint
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 371 pages
Isbn
9781610397391
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016018443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)949553556
  • (OCoLC)ocn949553556

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