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The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

Steven Lee Myers

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SIMON451
01 September 2016
History; European history; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Central government
Moscow Bureau Chief Steven Lee Myers has followed Putin since well before the recent events in the Ukraine, and gives us the fullest and most engaging account available of his rise to power. A gripping, page-turning narrative about Russian power and prestige, the book depicts a cool and calculating leader with enormous ambition and few scruples. As the world struggles to confront a newly assertive Russia, the importance of understanding Putin has never been greater. Vladimir Putin rose out of Soviet deprivation to the pinnacle of influence in the new Russian nation. He came to office in 2000 as a reformer, cutting taxes and expanding property rights, bringing a measure of order and eventually prosperity to millions whose only experience of democracy in the early years following the Soviet collapse was instability, poverty and criminality. But soon Putin orchestrated the preservation of a new kind of authoritarianism, consolidating power, reasserting his country's might, brutally crushing revolts and swiftly dispatching dissenters, even as he retained the support of many.
By:   Steven Lee Myers
Imprint:   SIMON451
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm, 
Weight:   416g
ISBN:   9781471130649
ISBN 10:   1471130649
Pages:   592
Publication Date:   01 September 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Steven Lee Myers has worked at the New York Times for 22 years, five of them in Russia during the period when Putin consolidated his power. He spent two years as bureau chief in Baghdad, covering the winding down of the American war in Iraq, and now covers the State Department. He lives in Washington, DC. This is his first book.

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