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Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West

Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West (Hardback)

By Belton, Catherine

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    5 Aug 20

The hacking of the 2016 US elections. The sponsorship of extremist politics in Europe. War in Ukraine. In recent years, Vladimir Putin's Russia has waged a concerted campaign to expand its influence and undermine Western institutions. But how and why did all this come about and w...ho has orchestrated it? In Putin's People, investigative journalist Catherine Belton tells the untold story of the rise to power of Vladimir Putin and the small group of KGB men surrounding him. Delving deep into the workings of Putin's Kremlin, Belton accesses key inside players to reveal how Putin replaced the free-wheeling tycoons of the Yeltsin era with a new generation of loyal oligarchs, who in turn subverted their country's economy and legal system and expanded its influence into the West. The result is a chilling and revelatory expose of the KGB's revanche - a story that began long ago in the murk of the Soviet collapse when networks of operatives were able to siphon billions of dollars out of Russia and into the West. After Putin's takeover of the economy, these networks acquired new flows of cash to realize their goals. Ranging from Moscow to London, Switzerland and Brighton Beach, and introducing a colorful cast of characters, Putin's People is the definitive account of how hopes for the new Russia went astray, with stark consequences for its inhabitants and, increasingly, the world.
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ISBN 9780007578795
Released NZ 5 Aug 2020
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780007578795
Stock Release date is 5 August 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Released 5 Aug 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Belton, Catherine
Category Espionage & Secret Services
Political Corruption
Number of Pages 640
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 45mm
Dewey Code 947.0864
Weight 990g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Russia Federation - Politics and government - 21st century, Russia Federation - Foreign relations - 21st century
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade