Putin's Kleptocracy

Putin's Kleptocracy

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The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawishaa€™s brilliant Putina€™s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Greater Russia. Russian scholar Dawisha describes and exposes the origins of Putina€™s kleptocratic regime. She presents extensive new evidence about the Putin circlea€™s use of public positions for personal gain even before Putin became president in 2000. She documents the establishment of Bank Rossiya, now sanctioned by the US; the rise of the Ozero cooperative, founded by Putin and others who are now subject to visa bans and asset freezes; the links between Putin, Petromed, and a€œPutina€™s Palacea€ near Sochi; and the role of security officials from Putina€™s KGB days in Leningrad and Dresden, many of whom have maintained their contacts with Russian organized crime. Putina€™s Kleptocracy is the result of years of research into the KGB and the various Russian crime syndicates. Dawishaa€™s sources include Stasi archives; Russian insiders; investigative journalists in the US, Britain, Germany, Finland, France, and Italy; and Western officials who served in Moscow. Russian journalists wrote part of this story when the Russian media was still free. a€œMany of them died for this story, and their work has largely been scrubbed from the Internet, and even from Russian libraries, a€ Dawisha says. a€œBut some of that work remains.a€... a€œGazprom Management Board, a€ Gazprom, 2014, http://www.gazprom .com/ about/management/board/ (accessed May ... October 9, 2009, http://dlib.eastview. com.proxy .lib.muohio.edu/browse/doc/12708486 (accessed January 7, 2011). ... (accessed April 7, 2013); Boris Nemtsov, Putina#39;s Clan in the Governa€ment and Business, YouTube, June 19, 2012, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= hj5FdOiBnXk.

Title:Putin's Kleptocracy
Author:Karen Dawisha
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2014-09-30


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