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Kremlin Winter: Russia and the Second Coming of Vladimir Putin

Kremlin Winter: Russia and the Second Coming of Vladimir Putin (Hardback)

By Service, Robert

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Russia has been locked into a winter of authoritarian rule at home and military adventures abroad under Vladimir Putin. When Mikhail Gorbachev introduced perestroika in the mid-1980s, the USSR went through a springtime of growth and release. The Soviet order collapsed in 1991, an...d Boris Yeltsin initiated a summer of transformation as Russia acquired a market economy and aspired to a new place in the world community. It was a season of achievement but also of disappointment, leading Yeltsin to relinquish the Russian presidency at the end of the century in favour of Putin, his young prime minister. Putin's rule has been full of surprises and there has never been a moment when politics in Russia have been entirely stable. At the same time there has been a steady progression in the direction of repression, control and international assertiveness. However, shoots of liberal growth have been appearing in the icy ground of public affairs, and Putin has been unable to take his supremacy for granted as he strives to impose his will on both the ruling team, its institutions and society at large. He has made the weather at home and abroad, and yet he is also facing a snow blizzard of difficulties in the economy and international relations. In Kremlin Winter, Robert Service, one of our finest historians of Russia, plots the seasonal shifts in events since 2012 and those that may be expected in the immediate future.
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ISBN 9781509883035
Released AU 9 Oct 2019
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781509883035
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 9 Oct 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Service, Robert
Category History of Other Lands
Military History
Political Leaders & Leadership
International Relations
Political Control & Freedoms
Political Economy
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 43mm
Dewey Code 947.0864092
Weight 708g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Russia Federation - Politics and government - 21st century
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade