The Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War

Arkady Ostrovsky (Author)
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WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE 2016

REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION

How 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.

Product Details

Price
£9.99  £9.29
Publisher
Atlantic Books
Publish Date
2 June 2016
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780857891600
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