By Mikhail Zygar
All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an unintentional king and a court docket uncontrolled. in keeping with an exceptional sequence of interviews with Vladimir Putin's internal circle, this publication provides a notably various view of energy and politics in Russia. clone of Putin as a strongman is dissolved. as an alternative is a weary figurehead buffeted--if now not controlled--by the lads who instantaneously propose and mislead him.
The neighborhood governors and bureaucratic leaders are immovable items, way more strong of their fiefdoms than the president himself. So are the gatekeepers-those officers who shield the pathways to power-on whom Putin relies up to they depend upon him. The tenuous edifice is full of the entire intrigue and plotting of a Medici court docket, as enemies of the kingdom 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 stunning reconstruction of the machinations of courtiers operating riot.
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