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The less you know, the better you sleep : Russia's road to terror and dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin / David Satter.

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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 947.086 SATTER (Text) 33946003132631 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780300211429
  • ISBN: 0300211422
  • Physical Description: xvi, 221 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-209) and index.
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The 1999 Apartment Bombings -- Yeltsin: Chaos and criminality -- The power vertical -- Selective terror -- A system under threat -- Russia's fate.
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In December 2013, David Satter became the first American journalist to be expelled from Russia since the Cold War. The Moscow Times said it was not surprising he was expelled, "it was surprising it took so long." Satter is known in Russia for having written that the apartment bombings in 1999, which were blamed on Chechens and brought Putin to power, were actually carried out by the Russian FSB security police. In this book, Satter tells the story of the apartment bombings and how Boris Yeltsin presided over the criminalization of Russia, why Vladimir Putin was chosen as his successor, and how Putin has suppressed all opposition while retaining the appearance of a pluralist state. As the threat represented by Russia becomes increasingly clear, Satter's description of where Russia is and how it got there will be of vital interest to anyone concerned about the dangers facing the world today.
Subject: Russia (Federation) > Politics and government > 1991-
Yeltsin, Boris Nikolayevich, 1931-2007.
Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952-

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