Kremlin Rising

Kremlin Rising

Vladimir Putin's Russia and the End of Revolution

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With the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia launched itself on a fitful transition to Western-style democracy. But a decade later, Yeltsin's handpicked successor resolved to bring an end to the revolution. This book goes behind the scenes of contemporary Russia to reveal the culmination of Project Putin, the secret plot to reconsolidate power in the Kremlin. During their four years as Moscow bureau chiefs for The Washington Post, the authors witnessed the methodical campaign to transform Russia back into an authoritarian state. Their narrative moves from the unlikely rise of Putin through the key moments of his tenure that re-centralized power into his hands. But the authors also portray the Russian people they encountered--both those who have prospered and those barely surviving--and show how the political flux has shaped individual lives.--From publisher description
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780743264310
0743264312
Branch Call Number: 947.086 Baker 2005
Characteristics: 453 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Glasser, Susan

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