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Description - Putin's Progress by Peter Truscott

Vladimir Putin seemed to have come from nowhere when he succeeded the ailing and incompetent Boris Yeltsin as President of Russia in March 2000. It was as if he had taken the Kremlin by stealth - perhaps, it was whispered, using the skills he acquired as a senior agent in the KGB. In fact, Putin's rise to prominence owes more to a combination of canny manoeuvring and blat, the traditional Russian system of cronyism and patronage. PUTIN'S PROGRESS is the first comprehensive exploration in English of Putin's character and offers many insights into his likely legacy, shedding new light on one of the most enigmatic of modern leaders and what it means to live in Putin's Russia.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780743496070
ISBN-10: 0743496078
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter Truscott

Dr Peter Truscott was MEP for Hertfordshire between 1994 and 1999 and is now an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research. An independent policy analyst and broadcaster specialising in Russian, defence and security matters, he is also the author of RUSSIA FIRST (1997).

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Russia First by Peter Truscott
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