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By Mikhail Zygar

"I learn this booklet in a single evening, actually a page-turner. It leaves a profoundly frightening impact: [Putin's courtroom is the] actual House of Cards." --Lev Lurie, author and historian

All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an unintended king and a courtroom uncontrolled. in line with an remarkable sequence of interviews with Vladimir Putin's internal circle, this e-book offers a considerably assorted view of strength and politics in Russia. a twin of Putin as a strongman is dissolved. as a substitute is a weary figurehead buffeted--if now not controlled--by the lads who without delay propose and mislead him.

The neighborhood governors and bureaucratic leaders are immovable items, way more strong of their fiefdoms than the president himself. So are the gatekeepers-those officers who shield the pathways to power-on whom Putin relies up to they depend on him. The tenuous edifice is full of the entire intrigue and plotting of a Medici courtroom, as enemies of the kingdom are invented and wars all started to justify own profits, inner rivalries, or one faction's biased advantage.

A bestseller in Russia, All the Kremlin's Men is a surprising revisionist portrait of the Putin period and a stunning reconstruction of the machinations of courtiers operating riot.

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