Putin's Labyrinth: Spies, Murder, and the Dark Heart of the New Russia (Paperback)

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    Steve LeVine is the author of The Oil and the Glory: The Pursuit of Empire and Fortune on the Caspian Sea. He is the chief foreign affairs writer for BusinessWeek and is based in Washington, D.C. He was a foreign correspondent for eighteen years, posted in the Soviet Union, Pakistan, and the Philippines, reporting for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Financial Times, and other publications.
    In Putin’s Labyrinth, acclaimed journalist Steve LeVine, who lived in and reported from the former Soviet Union for more than a decade, provides a gripping account of modern Russia. President Dmitri Medvedev and the country’s real power, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, are posing a resolute challenge to the West. In a penetrating narrative that recounts the lives and deaths of six Russians, LeVine portrays the growth of a “culture of death”—from targeted assassinations of the state’s enemies to the Kremlin’s indifference when innocent hostages are slaughtered. Interviews with eyewitnesses and the families and friends of these victims reveal how Russians manage to negotiate their way around the ever-present danger of violence and the emotional toll that this lethal maze is exacting on ordinary people. The result is a fresh way of assessing the forces that are driving this major new confrontation with the West.

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    ISBN 9780812978414
    Genre HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
    Format Paperback
    Pages 206
    Publisher Date 2009-04-21 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Random House Inc
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.42 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Spies, Murder, and the Dark Heart of the New Russia
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors LeVine, Steve
    Country of Origin United States
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