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Putin's people : how the KGB took back Russia and then took on the West / Catherine Belton.

Belton, Catherine, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374238711
  • ISBN: 0374238715
  • Physical Description: xvi, 624 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in 2020 by William Collins, Great Britain.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 505-596) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one. 'Operation Luch' -- Inside job -- 'The tip of an iceberg' -- Operation Successor: 'It was already after midnight' -- 'Children's toys in pools of mud'.
Part two. 'The inner circle made him' -- 'Operation Energy' -- Out of terror, an imperial awakening -- 'Appetite comes during eating'.
Part three. Obschak -- Londongrad -- The battle begins -- Black cash -- Soft power in an iron fist: 'I call them the Orthodox Taliban' -- The network and Donald Trump.
Summary, etc.:
A chilling and revelatory expose of the KGB's renaissance, Putin's rise to power, and how Russian black cash is subverting the world. In Putin's People, former Moscow correspondent and investigative journalist Catherine Belton reveals the untold story of how Vladimir Putin and his entourage of KGB men seized power in Russia and built a new league of oligarchs. Through exclusive interviews with key inside players, Belton tells how Putin's people conducted their relentless seizure of private companies, took over the economy, siphoned billions, blurred the lines between organized crime and political powers, shut down opponents, and then used their riches and power to extend influence in the West. In a story that ranges from Moscow to London, Switzerland and Trump's America, Putin's People is a gripping and terrifying account of how hopes for the new Russia went astray, with stark consequences for its inhabitants and, increasingly, the world.
Subject: Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952-
Soviet Union. Komitet gosudarstvennoń≠ bezopasnosti.
Presidents > Russia (Federation) > Biography.
Russia (Federation) > Politics and government.
Russia (Federation) > Foreign relations > United States.
Russia (Federation) > Foreign relations.
Kremlin (Moscow, Russia) > History.
Genre: History.

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