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Kremlin winter : Russia and the second coming of Vladimir Putin

Service, Robert, 1947-2019
Vladimir Putin has dominated Russian politics since Boris Yeltsin relinquished the presidency in his favour in May 2000. He served two terms as president, before himself relinquishing the post to his prime minister, Dimitri Medvedev, only to return to presidential power for a third time in 2012. Putin's rule, whether as president or prime minister, has been marked by a steady increase in domestic repression and international assertiveness. Despite this, there have been signs of liberal growth and Putin - and Russia - now faces a far from certain future.In Kremlin Winter, Robert Service, acclaimed biographer of Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky and one of our finest historians of modern Russia, brings his deep understanding of that country to bear on the man who leads it. He reveals a premier who cannot take his supremacy for granted, yet is determined to impose his will not only on his closest associates but on society at large.
London : Picador, 2019.
xviii, 406 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: IMAGE -- 1.Father to the Nation: The Putin Cult -- 2.Imagining Russia: A Vision for the Russians -- 3.Tsars, Commissars and After: The New Official Past -- 4.Years of Hurt: Picturing National Humiliation -- 5.Long Live Russia! Achievements and Prospects -- CADRES -- 6.Behind the Facade: Putin as Leader -- 7.Loyalty and Discipline: The Kremlin Team -- 8.Life at the Top: No Embarrassment of Riches -- 9.Economic Fist of State: Holding the `Oligarchs' to Account -- 10.Start and Stop Reforms: Perks for the Few, Costs for the Many -- FRACTURE -- 11.Point of Decision: The Reaction to Revolution in Kyiv -- 12.The Inseparable Peninsula: The Annexation of Crimea -- 13.Transatlantic Obsession: Troubles with America -- 14.Continental Disruptions: Russia's Penetration of Europe -- MANAGEMENT -- 15.Political Order: Parties, Elections, Parliaments -- 16.Media Pressures: TV, Press and the Internet -- 17.Russian Soft Power: Global Charm Offensive -- 18.Public Opinion: The Potential for Unrest -- POWER -- 19.Knocking Down Skittles: The Flooring of the Political Opposition -- 20.Eternal Vigilance: The Unbroken Rise of the Security State -- 21.Military Renewal: A Great Power Prepares -- 22.Tranquillity of the Graveyard: Chechnya Under Kadyrov -- 23.Imperial Instinct: Moscow and the `Near Abroad' -- AMBITION -- 24.Economic Shock: Western Sanctions and the Oil Price Tumble -- 25.Trailing the Dragon: Russo-Chinese Relations -- 26.Fighting Abroad: The Syrian Intervention -- 27.Jostling and Embracing: The American Factor -- 28.Choices: Russia and the West.
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Sandringham LibraryAdult Non Fiction - History947.0864 SERAvailable
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