By Mikhail Zygar
All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an unintentional king and a court docket uncontrolled. according to an exceptional sequence of interviews with Vladimir Putin's internal circle, this e-book provides a notably varied view of strength and politics in Russia. a twin of Putin as a strongman is dissolved. as a substitute is a weary figurehead buffeted--if now not controlled--by the boys who immediately recommend and lie to him.
The nearby governors and bureaucratic leaders are immovable items, way more strong of their fiefdoms than the president himself. So are the gatekeepers-those officers who defend the pathways to power-on whom Putin relies up to they depend on him. The tenuous edifice is stuffed with the entire intrigue and plotting of a Medici court docket, as enemies of the country are invented and wars started to justify own earnings, inner rivalries, or one faction's biased advantage.
A bestseller in Russia, All the Kremlin's Men is a stunning revisionist portrait of the Putin period and a blinding reconstruction of the machinations of courtiers working riot.
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All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin by Mikhail Zygar