Putin’s Russia

Anna Politkovskaja

Putin’s Russia



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Putin’s Russia is a fascinating insight into modern Russia; a Russia that is very different from the glossy images we see in the newspapers. This ‘no holes barred’ version of events is told through the true stories of real people, their personal misfortunes, constant deprivation, and up against widespread corruption. Through direct testimonies of tragic events such as mothers who have lost their children, author Politkovskaya reconstructs the image of a merciless and lawless Russia, where the truth is constantly questioned, denied, or dismissed. The book aims to highlight the political role of Putin, a former secret agent who has risen to power, and who now manipulates and conceals everything for his own benefit.

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Analysis and key concepts


Putin: from a KGB agent to the President of Russia


Putin’s Russia is a reflection of the tactics used by secret agents, and does not care about people


The big difference between cities and provinces, between flamboyant wealth and dignified poverty


The siege of the Dubrovka theatre is a dark chapter in Russia’s history


The Beslan massacre: yet another disgrace




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Many useful tips to:

  • Discover Putin’s story, from KGB agent to President of Russia.
  • Learn about the differences in the social classes in Russia, between people living in the cities and those in the provinces, while keeping in mind the huge expanse of the country.
  • Gain insight into today’s Russia, from the personal accounts of its citizens.

Anna Politkovskaja was a great political journalist. Born in New York in 1958, she was a special correspondent for Russia for the Moscow newspaper Novaja Gazeta. She received prestigious prizes for her work, such as the Golden Pen Award of the Association of Russian Journalists (2000) on the Chechen conflict, and the OECD Prize for Journalism and Democracy (2003). In 2002, she helped negotiate the release of the hostages held in Moscow’s Dubrovka theatre. She was perceived as a "troublesome" journalist, and was killed in Moscow in 2006.

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