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The Resource The age of assassins : the rise and rise of Vladimir Putin, Yuri Felshtinsky & Vladimir Pribylovsky

The age of assassins : the rise and rise of Vladimir Putin, Yuri Felshtinsky & Vladimir Pribylovsky

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The age of assassins : the rise and rise of Vladimir Putin
Title
The age of assassins
Title remainder
the rise and rise of Vladimir Putin
Statement of responsibility
Yuri Felshtinsky & Vladimir Pribylovsky
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Language
eng
Summary
"In The Age of Assassins, Yuri Felshtinsky presents a controversial new account of what followed when Vladimir Putin became the second Russian secret-service officer ever to lead the nation. Based on five years of research, Felshtinsky tells the story of how a ruthless secret corporation of up to 300 top spies claimed the largest country in the world. Linked through covert joint-shareholdings and key Kremlin positions, its board exploits the Russian population with a brutal self-interest not seen since Europe's East-India companies." "How did Vladimir Putin amass a fortune larger than oligarchs such as Roman Abromovich? For whom was dictator Pinochet a guiding example? What will Russia be like after Putin? Why was Dmitri Medvedev, the legal architect of secret joint-ventures between Putin's St Petersburg department and convicted criminals, earmarked to become the next President of Russia? Why do the numbers of dead Russian voters fluctuate dramatically around elections?" "The answers lie with the Russian secret service - like the Gestapo and Waffen SS a merciless instrument of oppression that aims to control, subjugate, destroy and kill. Instituted by Lenin in 1917, its treacherous character proved indestructible after communism. Broken up by Yeltsin into smaller parts, its full powers were revived by Vladimir Putin during the eight years of his Presidency."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1956-
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Feldzhtinski橬 뉬Uri橬
Dewey number
947.086
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Pribylovski橬 Vladimir
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  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Spies
  • Abuse of administrative power
  • Secret service
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
The age of assassins : the rise and rise of Vladimir Putin, Yuri Felshtinsky & Vladimir Pribylovsky
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-314) and index
Contents
1. War of the KGB Clans -- 2. St Petersburg Mafia and Chekists -- 3. Moscow Fleshpots -- 4. The Russian Pinochet -- 5. Putin's Kremlin -- 6. The Magic Wand -- 7. Vertical Democracy -- 8. The Self-Censor -- 9. Where Are the Bodies? -- 10. Rewards for Old Friends
Control code
000043012472
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
317 p.
Isbn
9781906142070
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
The age of assassins : the rise and rise of Vladimir Putin, Yuri Felshtinsky & Vladimir Pribylovsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-314) and index
Contents
1. War of the KGB Clans -- 2. St Petersburg Mafia and Chekists -- 3. Moscow Fleshpots -- 4. The Russian Pinochet -- 5. Putin's Kremlin -- 6. The Magic Wand -- 7. Vertical Democracy -- 8. The Self-Censor -- 9. Where Are the Bodies? -- 10. Rewards for Old Friends
Control code
000043012472
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
317 p.
Isbn
9781906142070
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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