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The Resource The strongman : Vladimir Putin and the struggle for Russia, Angus Roxburgh

The strongman : Vladimir Putin and the struggle for Russia, Angus Roxburgh

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The strongman : Vladimir Putin and the struggle for Russia
Title
The strongman
Title remainder
Vladimir Putin and the struggle for Russia
Statement of responsibility
Angus Roxburgh
Title variation
Vladimir Putin and the struggle for Russia
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Russia under Vladimir Putin has proved a prickly partner for the West, a far cry from the democratic ally many hoped for when the Soviet Union collapsed. Abroad, Putin has used Russia's energy strength as a foreign policy weapon, while at home he has cracked down on opponents, adamant that only he has the right vision for his country's future
  • "Russia under Vladimir Putin has proved a prickly partner for the West, a far cry from the democratic ally many hoped for following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Abroad, Putin has used Russia's energy resources as a foreign policy weapon, while at home he has cracked down on opponents, adamant that only he has the right vision for his country's future. Former BBC Moscow correspondent Angus Roxburgh charts the dramatic fight for Russia's future under Vladimir Putin--exploring how this former KGB man changed from reformer to autocrat, how he sought the West's respect but earned its fear, how he cracked down on his rivals at home and burnished a flamboyant personality cult, one day saving snow leopards or horse-back riding bare-chested, the next tongue-lashing Western audiences. Drawing on dozens of exclusive interviews in Russia, where Roxburgh worked for a time as a Kremlin insider advising Putin on press relations, as well as in the US and Europe, the author also argues that the West threw away chances to bring Russia in from the cold, by failing to understand its fears and aspirations following the collapse of communism."--book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Roxburgh, Angus
Dewey number
947.086
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DK510.766.P87
LC item number
R69 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Presidents
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
The strongman : Vladimir Putin and the struggle for Russia, Angus Roxburgh
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The secret policeman's ball -- Courting the West -- The battle for economic reform -- The darker side -- New Europe, old Europe -- Putin Mark II -- Enemies everywhere -- A new Cold War -- Media, missiles, Medvedev -- The descent into war -- Resetting relations with the West -- The strongman and his friends -- Tandemology
Control code
ocn726597723
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 338 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781780760162
Lccn
2012371120
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1417622
  • (OCoLC)726597723
Label
The strongman : Vladimir Putin and the struggle for Russia, Angus Roxburgh
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The secret policeman's ball -- Courting the West -- The battle for economic reform -- The darker side -- New Europe, old Europe -- Putin Mark II -- Enemies everywhere -- A new Cold War -- Media, missiles, Medvedev -- The descent into war -- Resetting relations with the West -- The strongman and his friends -- Tandemology
Control code
ocn726597723
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 338 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781780760162
Lccn
2012371120
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1417622
  • (OCoLC)726597723

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