A riveting read,
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This review is from: Mafia State: How one reporter became an enemy of the brutal new Russia (Kindle Edition)
I FOUND it hard to put this book down, and reading much of it while on holiday in Russia made it even more powerful.
The fact Mr Putin's fascinating country was also in the process of taking back Crimea at the same time added to this.
It is well-written, quietly dramatic, informative and darkly fascinating.
Even if you have just a basic interest in today's Russia, I think you will love it.
Harding's book on Edward Snowden, which I'm halfway through, is also a great, scary read, but the personal/family aspects of this one really add to its power.
I can't recommend it highly enough, but I still plan future further holidays to Russia!