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Boris Nemtsov and Russian Politics

Boris Nemtsov and Russian Politics

Power and Resistance

  • Author: Andrey Makarychev,Alexandra Yatsyk
  • Publisher: Ibidem Press
  • ISBN: 9783838211220
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 280
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In post-Soviet Russian politics, Boris Nemtsov is one of the most tragic figures--and not only because he was shot dead, at the age of 56, in close vicinity to the Kremlin, the locus of Russia's power. The "transparency of evil" in this specific case was shocking: Nemtsov's murder was filmed by a surveillance camera. The videotape confirms the demonstrative and brazen character of the assassination. His death illuminated a core feature of the current regime that tolerates, if not incites, extralegal actions against those it considers to be "foes," "traitors," or members of "the Fifth Column." In this volume Boris Nemtsov is commemorated from different perspectives. In addition to academic papers, it includes personal notes and reflections. The articles represent a range of assessments of Nemtsov's personality by people for whom he was one of the leading figures in post-Soviet politics and a major protagonist in Russia's transformation. Some authors had direct experiences of either living in, or travelling to, Nizhny Novgorod when Nemtsov was governor there. The plurality of opinions collected in this volume matches the diversity and multiplicity of Nemtsov's political legacy.

The Future is History

The Future is History

How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

  • Author: Masha Gessen
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 159463453X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 515
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Putin's bestselling biographer reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy.

The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep

The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep

Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin

  • Author: David Satter
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300221142
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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In December 2013, David Satter became the first American journalist to be expelled from Russia since the Cold War. The Moscow Times said it was not surprising he was expelled, “it was surprising it took so long.” Satter is known in Russia for having written that the apartment bombings in 1999, which were blamed on Chechens and brought Putin to power, were actually carried out by the Russian FSB security police. In this book, Satter tells the story of the apartment bombings and how Boris Yeltsin presided over the criminalization of Russia, why Vladimir Putin was chosen as his sucessor, and how Putin has suppressed all opposition while retaining the appreance of a pluralist state. As the threat represented by Russia becomes increasingly clear, Satter’s description of where Russia is and how it got there will be of vital interest to anyone concerned about the dangers facing the world today.

The Invention of Russia

The Invention of Russia

The Rise of Putin and the Age of Fake News

  • Author: Arkady Ostrovsky
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0399564179
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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Originally published in Great Britain in 2015 by Atlantic Books.

Failed Crusade

Failed Crusade

America and the Tragedy of Post-Communist Russia

  • Author: Stephen F. Cohen
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393322262
  • Category: History
  • Page: 349
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Reveals what really happened in Russia following the breakup of the Soviet Union, and the complicity of U.S. policy in a great human tragedy. Reprint.

Who Lost Russia?

Who Lost Russia?

  • Author: Peter Conradi
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • ISBN: 1786070421
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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When the Soviet Union collapsed on 26 December 1991, it looked like the start of a remarkable new era of peace and co-operation. Some even dared to declare the end of history, assuming all countries would converge on enlightenment values and liberal democracy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Russia emerged from the 1990s battered and humiliated; the parallels with Weimar Germany are striking. Goaded on by a triumphalist West, a new Russia has emerged, with a large arsenal of upgraded weapons, conventional and nuclear, determined to reassert its national interests in the ‘near abroad’ – Chechnya, Georgia and Ukraine – as well as fighting a proxy war in the Middle East. Meanwhile, NATO is executing large-scale manoeuvres and stockpiling weaponry close to Russia’s border. In this provocative new work, Peter Conradi argues that we have consistently failed to understand Russia and its motives, and in doing so, have made a powerful enemy.

Putin's Russia

Putin's Russia

Life in a Failing Democracy

  • Author: Anna Politkovskaya
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
  • ISBN: 142993915X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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A searing portrait of a country in disarray and of the man at its helm, from "the bravest of Russian journalists" (The New York Times) Hailed as "a lone voice crying out in a moral wilderness" (New Statesman), Anna Politkovskaya made her name with her fearless reporting on the war in Chechnya. Now she turns her steely gaze on the multiple threats to Russian stability, among them Vladimir Putin himself. Rich with characters and poignant accounts, Putin's Russia depicts a far-reaching state of decay. Politkovskaya describes an army in which soldiers die from malnutrition, parents must pay bribes to recover their dead sons' bodies, and conscripts are even hired out as slaves. She exposes rampant corruption in business, government, and the judiciary, where everything from store permits to bus routes to court appointments is for sale. And she offers a scathing condemnation of the ongoing war in Chechnya, where kidnappings, extra-judicial killings, rape, and torture are begetting terrorism rather than fighting it. Finally, Politkovskaya denounces both Putin, for stifling civil liberties as he pushes the country back to a Soviet-style dictatorship, and the West, for its unqualified embrace of the Russian leader. Sounding an urgent alarm, Putin's Russia is a gripping portrayal of a country in crisis and the testament of a great and intrepid reporter.

Mega Events in Post-Soviet Eurasia

Mega Events in Post-Soviet Eurasia

Shifting Borderlines of Inclusion and Exclusion

  • Author: Andrey Makarychev,Alexandra Yatsyk
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137490950
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 229
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The edited volume explains why sport mega events can be discussed from the viewpoint of politics and power, and what this discussion can add to the existing scholarship on political regimes, international norms, national identities, and cultural narratives. The book collects case studies written by insiders from different countries of post-Soviet Eurasia that have recently hosted— or intend to host in the future —sporting events of a global scale. Contributing authors discuss cultural, political, and economic strategies of host governments, examining them from the vantage point of an increasing shift of the global sport industry to non-Western countries. Mega-events often draw domestic lines of cultural and social exclusion within host’s polities. It is these ruptures and gaps this volume explores, contributing to a better understanding of the intricate interconnections between global institutions and national identities.

Putin's Master Plan

Putin's Master Plan

To Destroy Europe, Divide NATO, and Restore Russian Power and Global Influence

  • Author: Douglas E. Schoen
  • Publisher: Encounter Books
  • ISBN: 1594038902
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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Vladimir Putin has a master plan to destroy Europe, divide NATO, reclaim Russian influence in the world, and most of all to marginalize the United States and the West in order to achieve regional hegemony and global power. Putin’s unified strategy and vision for Europe has not been thoroughly discussed or articulated in any meaningful way until now. Putin’s Master Plan is the first comprehensive attempt to systematically explain Putin’s global strategy, which could inevitably and inexorably lead to the breakup of the NATO alliance, and potentially to war with the West. Currently, the West has no strategy, no plan, and no tactics to confront Putin’s master plan other than imposing limited economic sanctions, which have done little to deter Putin's aggression—and may well have encouraged and facilitated it. The viewpoint taken here is not just alarmism, but an accurate and, for the first time, clear and sober portrayal of a frightening situation that, more and more, serious observers of European and Russian politics are openly recognizing and acknowledging. Putin’s Master Plan makes the case that it is essential to wake up to Putin’s strategy to destroy Europe, divide NATO, and build a new empire in the former Soviet Union. Russia has demonstrated an extraordinary level of aggression, most boldly in its outright invasions of Georgia and Ukraine. American weakness and a divided Europe have left Russia’s terrified neighbors without an alternative to Russian domination, and even once-stalwart American allies such as the Republic of Georgia are on the brink of becoming part of Putin’s new empire in Europe. Putin has made it clear that he sees NATO expansion as a fundamental threat to Russian nationhood, and he is systematically challenging the NATO Alliance as well as the United States. So far, he is winning.

The February 2015 Assassination of Boris Nemtsov and the Flawed Trial of His Alleged Killers

The February 2015 Assassination of Boris Nemtsov and the Flawed Trial of His Alleged Killers

An Exploration of Russia's Crime of the 21st Century

  • Author: JOHN B. DUNLOP
  • Publisher: Ibidem Press
  • ISBN: 9783838211886
  • Category:
  • Page: 220
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John B. Dunlop provides a detailed description of "the Russian crime of the twenty-first century" as well as a thorough examination of the eighty sessions of the nine-month-long trial (during 2016-2017) of Boris Nemtsov's alleged killers. He directs attention to the chief obstacle in determining what precisely happened shortly before midnight on February 27, 2015, on a bridge located a mere stone's throw from the Kremlin, in an area under the active surveillance of the Russian Federal Protective Service. The glaring absence of closed circuit videos from this most heavily guarded site in Russia is underscored. Given the absence of such key evidence, those seeking to investigate the murder have been akin to blind people stumbling about in obscurity. The attempts to penetrate this man-made fog undertaken during the course of the trial by the Nemtsov family attorneys, Vadim Prokhorov and Olga Mikhailova, as well as by numerous tenacious analysts of the crime, such as former deputy Russian energy minister Vladimir Milov, former Russian presidential economics advisor Andrei Illarionov, and leading mathematician Andrei Piontkovskii, are covered in full. The uneven case mounted by the prosecution and the scrappy defense effort of the attorneys of the alleged killers, all of them ethnic Chechens, are highlighted, as well as the non-unanimous verdict which was reached by the twelve jurors. The findings of Dunlop's study are in agreement with the Nemtsov family attorneys and with a number of other commentators who contend that the actual organizers of the crime remain at large as does the assassination's shadowy mastermind.

The Return

The Return

Russia's Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev

  • Author: Daniel Treisman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416560726
  • Category: History
  • Page: 544
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The author of Without a Map assesses modern-day Russia to consider such topics as whether the collapse of the Soviet Union was preventable, Yeltsin's impact on political order and Putin's public popularity.

Borders in the Baltic Sea Region

Borders in the Baltic Sea Region

Suturing the Ruptures

  • Author: Andrey Makarychev,Alexandra Yatsyk
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1352000148
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 271
  • View: 8400
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This book focuses on the recent political trajectories within the Baltic Sea Region from one of the success stories of regionalism in Europe to a potential area of military confrontation between Russia and NATO. The authors closely examine the following issues: new security challenges for the region stemming from Russia’s staunch anti-EU and anti-NATO polices, institutions and practices of multi-level governance in the region, and different cultural strategies that regional actors employ. The common threads of this innovative volume are issues of changing borders and boundaries in the region, and logics of inclusion and exclusion that shape its political contours. From diverse disciplinary and methodological positions the authors explain policies of specific Baltic Sea states, as well as structural matters that make them a region.

Red Notice

Red Notice

How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy

  • Author: Bill Browder
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0593072952
  • Category: Capitalists and financiers
  • Page: 384
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November 2009. An emaciated young lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, is led to a freezing isolation cell in a Moscow prison, handcuffed to a bed rail, and beaten to death by eight police officers. His crime? To testify against the Russian Interior Ministry officials who were involved in a conspiracy to steal $230 million of taxes paid to the state by one of the worldâe(tm)s most successful hedge funds. Magnitskyâe(tm)s brutal killing has remained uninvestigated and unpunished to this day. His farcical posthumous show-trial brought Putin's regime to a new low in the eyes of the international community. Red Notice is a searing exposé of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitskyâe(tm)s imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths. Bill Browder âe" the hedge fund manager who employed Magnitsky âe" takes us on his explosive journey from the heady world of finance in New York and London in the 1990s, through his battles with ruthless oligarchs in the turbulent landscape of post-Soviet Union Moscow, to his expulsion from Russia on Putinâe(tm)s orders. Browderâe(tm)s graphic portrait of the Russian government as a criminal enterprise wielding all the power of a sovereign state illuminates his personal transformation from financier to human rights activist, campaigning for justice for his late lawyer and friend. With fraud, bribery, corruption and torture exposed at every turn, Red Notice is a shocking but true political roller-coaster that plays out in the highest echelons of Western power.

Mr. Putin

Mr. Putin

Operative in the Kremlin

  • Author: Fiona Hill,Clifford G. Gaddy
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • ISBN: 081572618X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 533
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From the KGB to the Kremlin: a multidimensional portrait of the man at war with the West. Where do Vladimir Putin's ideas come from? How does he look at the outside world? What does he want, and how far is he willing to go? The great lesson of the outbreak of World War I in 1914 was the danger of misreading the statements, actions, and intentions of the adversary. Today, Vladimir Putin has become the greatest challenge to European security and the global world order in decades. Russia's 8,000 nuclear weapons underscore the huge risks of not understanding who Putin is. Featuring five new chapters, this new edition dispels potentially dangerous misconceptions about Putin and offers a clear-eyed look at his objectives. It presents Putin as a reflection of deeply ingrained Russian ways of thinking as well as his unique personal background and experience. Praise for the first edition If you want to begin to understand Russia today, read this book. —Sir John Scarlett, former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) For anyone wishing to understand Russia's evolution since the breakup of the Soviet Union and its trajectory since then, the book you hold in your hand is an essential guide.—John McLaughlin, former deputy director of U.S. Central Intelligence Of the many biographies of Vladimir Putin that have appeared in recent years, this one is the most useful. —Foreign Affairs This is not just another Putin biography. It is a psychological portrait. —The Financial Times Q: Do you have time to read books? If so, which ones would you recommend? "My goodness, let's see. There's Mr. Putin, by Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy. Insightful." —Vice President Joseph Biden in Joe Biden: The Rolling Stone Interview.

The Oligarchs

The Oligarchs

Wealth And Power In The New Russia

  • Author: David E. Hoffman
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • ISBN: 161039111X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 608
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In this saga of brilliant triumphs and magnificent failures, David E. Hoffman, the former Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post, sheds light on the hidden lives of Russia's most feared power brokers: the oligarchs. Focusing on six of these ruthless men— Alexander Smolensky, Yuri Luzhkov, Anatoly Chubais, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Boris Berezovsky, and Vladimir Gusinsky—Hoffman shows how a rapacious, unruly capitalism was born out of the ashes of Soviet communism.

In Our Defense

In Our Defense

  • Author: C Kennedy
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0380717204
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 432
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centerWe The People The Bill of Rights defines and defends the freedoms we enjoy as Americans -- from the right to bear arms to the right to a civil jury. Using the dramatic true stories of people whose lives have been deeply affected by such issues as the death penalty and the right to privacy, attorneys Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy reveal how the majestic priciples of the Bill of Rights have taken shape in the lives of ordinary people, as well as the historic and legal significance of each amendment. In doing so, they shed brilliant new light on this visionary document, which remains as vital and as controversial today as it was when a great nation was newly born.

The Advocate's Devil

The Advocate's Devil

  • Author: Alan M. Dershowitz
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN: 075952162X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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From the legal tactician who has represented such famous clients as Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson, and Michael Milken, comes a novel that goes far beyond the limits of the courtroom thriller to probe our deepest fears and asks the controversial legal question--What do you do if you are a defense attorney who suspects your client is guilty and dangerous?

Lotman's Cultural Semiotics and the Political

Lotman's Cultural Semiotics and the Political

  • Author: Andrey Makarychev,Alexandra Yatsyk
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781783488339
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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The Chechen Struggle

The Chechen Struggle

Independence Won and Lost

  • Author: I. Akhmadov,M. Lanskoy
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230117511
  • Category: History
  • Page: 271
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Told from the perspective of its former Foreign minister, this is a uniquely candid account of Chechnya's struggle for independence and its two wars against Russia which will revise our understanding of the conflict and explain how it continues. Features new insights, intimate portraits of key personalities and a foreword by Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Russia and the Information Revolution

Russia and the Information Revolution

  • Author: D. J. Peterson
  • Publisher: Rand Corporation
  • ISBN: 0833041010
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 138
  • View: 3914
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This work, the result of a six-year study, sheds light on Russia's role in the global Information Revolution. It examines Russia's increasing reliance on information and communications technologies (IT) to improve its government institutions, modernize business and industry and stimulate economic growth, broaden information access, and enhance the quality of life for Russian people. The author examines Russia's emerging IT sector, how businesses in Russia are seeking to use IT to enhance productivity and profitability, the impact of IT on government, and the course of the Information Revolution in Russian society.