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Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin's Russia and the End of Revolution, Updated Edition Paperback – 31 Mar 2007

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"This devastating indictment of Vladimir Putin will remove the blinders from anyone who stills sees post-communist Russia as moving toward democracy. Baker and Glasser trace Putin's moves to turn back the revolution and restore authoritarian rule. Most distressingly, they claim he has the support of Russia's majority who prefer firm control to chaos. Using lies and various forms of manipulation, Putin has gone after all sources of opposition - the independent media, local governors, national legislators and the oligarchs who helped his rise to power. Dissidents who once fought Soviet power have been marginalized in their efforts to call attention to these excesses and to the tens of thousands of casualties of the war against Chechnya. This is compelling reading, a timely and important book."

--Jeri Laber, a founder of Human Rights Watch, author of "The Courage of Strangers: Coming of Age with the Human Rights Movement."



"[Baker and Glasser's] observations of Putin's rise reads with the drama of fiction and the authority of fact, and is key to understanding today's Russia. . . ."

PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITION

"A wide-ranging, comprehensive look at Russia and its leader...well written, well reported, and well organized."

"Brilliant...as riveting as a novel in its depiction of modern Russia life...a powerful indictment of Putin's years as president."

"Baker and Glasser possess the eye for detail, ear for the apt quote, and narrative drive that we expect from top-notch newspaper correspondents....A mesmerizing account."

"Here is the first great book on the new Russia, as fresh as this morning's headlines and great fun to read. Baker and Glasser have cracked the code they explain Putin's Russia in terms any intelligent reader can understand." Robert G. Kaiser, author of Russia: The People and the Power and Why Gorbachev Happened--Robert G. Kaiser"

-Here is the first great book on the new Russia, as fresh as this morning's headlines and great fun to read. Baker and Glasser have cracked the code--they explain Putin's Russia in terms any intelligent reader can understand.---Robert G. Kaiser, author of Russia: The People and the Power and Why Gorbachev Happened--Robert G. Kaiser

About the Author

Peter Baker and Susan Glasser were the Moscow bureau chiefs for the Washington Post from January 2001 to November 2004 and were responsible for covering the countries of the former Soviet Union. Baker is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton and is now a White House correspondent for the Post. Glasser previously covered national politics and later terrorism for the Post and now is assistant managing editor of the paper's Outlook section. They live in Washington, D.C.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The book to read on Putin's Russia 27 Oct. 2015
By Hoofbeats - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the book to read on Putin's Russia. Incredibly well-written and well-researched, it gives the reader a look into what happened in Russia in the first four years of the millennium, during Putin's first presidency, and paints a grim picture of the future. This is a fantastic book, and my recommendation for anyone wanting to understand Russia better.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Important to understanding what's happening in Russia 2 Oct. 2008
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I read the first edition twice and had to buy the updated edition, just to get the current information. Russia is becoming a threat again, and this book helps to understand why. We lived in Russia (in Siberia) for over a year (2006-2007), and we found the same attitudes, circumstances, and fears described in Kremlin Rising. We came to love the people, but to question and fear the government--especially as it evolves...backward.
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very well written and provides a unique perspective on Russia.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An illuminating look at Putin's Russia 28 Jan. 2008
By Edward P. Trimnell - Published on Amazon.com
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I can still remember the heady days of 1989 that marked the end of the Cold War. Then came the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

The conventional wisdom back then was that Russia would evolve into a Western-style democracy. (The Communism gig had clearly run its course, after all.) Everyone was giddy about Russia. Great, we all thought. The Ruskies don't want to bomb us anymore. And they've given up on the idea of turning Western Europe into a sausage and boiled bean-eating worker's paradise. The German heavy metal band Scorpions even waxed poetic on the changes with a song, "Winds of Change", in 1991. That song got a lot of airplay.

We didn't consider that there was a third alternative: a Russia which is neither democratic nor Communist. This is the nation described in "Kremlin Rising".

Baker and Glasser describe a Russian economy that is recovering from ten years of mismanagement under Boris Yeltsin. Vladamir Putin's Russia is regaining its place in the world---but not necessarily as the liberal democratic partner of our post-Glasnost visions. Putin has firmly reestablished a system of one-party rule within Russia; now the one party is his own United Russia party instead of the Communists.

This is a book about geopolitics and power struggles in high places. But it is also a book that explores the new Russia on the ground, at an intensely personal level. There are many individual stories in Kremlin Rising. As the authors describe, some Russians are successfully becoming nouveau riche capitalists. (Moscow reportedly boasts more billionaires than any other city in the world.) Others are flailing about without direction or a social safety net, unable to cope with the Russian version of capitalism.

This is a book that no one would have predicted in 1991. It is a must-read for those of you have been watching Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union.
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