By Mikhail Zygar
All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an unintended king and a court docket uncontrolled. in accordance with an unheard of sequence of interviews with Vladimir Putin's internal circle, this ebook provides a noticeably diversified view of energy and politics in Russia. identical to Putin as a strongman is dissolved. as a substitute is a weary figurehead buffeted--if now not controlled--by the lads who right away suggest and misinform 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 defend the pathways to power-on whom Putin relies up to they depend on him. The tenuous edifice is full of all the 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 surprising revisionist portrait of the Putin period and a stunning reconstruction of the machinations of courtiers working riot.
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All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin by Mikhail Zygar