The Corporation: Russia And The Kgb In The Age Of President Putin

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Korzhakov's Conspiracy -- Who Is Mr. Putin? -- Putin In St. Petersburg -- Putin In Moscow -- The Second Chechen War -- Operation Successor -- The Fsb, The Oligarchs, And The Clans -- The President's Friends Or Agents And Objects -- Managed Democracy -- The Suppression Of The Media -- The Age Of Assassins. Yuri Felshtinsky, Vladimir Pribylovsky. Includes Bibliographical References (p. 493-506) And Index.

Author : Felʹshtinskiĭ, I︠u︡riĭ , 1956-

Publisher : Encounter Books

Published Year : 2009

Edition : 1

Format : print - Hardcover, 300 pages

Subject : Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich , 1952-, Federalʹnai︠a︡ sluzhba bezopasnosti Rossii., Politics and government, DK510.763 .F47 2008, 947.086092

Language : English

Dimensions : xxvii, 537 p. ; 24 cm.

ISBN : 1594032467

ISBN13 : 9781594032462

Overview :

"The twentieth century has entered history as an age of tyrants. Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Mao Zedong. In The Corporation, Yuri Felshtinsky and Vladimir Pribylovsky expose a new type of tyrant in Vladimir Putin. While dictators of the past have been self-motivated and self-appointed, Putin was handpicked for power by Russia's newest ruling class, the Federal Security Service (FSB). As in the handover of executive power in any large corporation, it was the desire of the "shareholders" that Vladimir Putin would guarantee their rights in the new corporate republic." "Starting with the ashes of the KGB, on through the oil tycoons of the Yeltsin era, Felshtinsky and Pribylovsky trace the development of the Russian Federation's strange new ideology, revealing how members of Russia's ruling class have adopted the mantra of capitalism-so hated in the old Soviet ideology. They now think and behave as the world's most ruthless corporation." From acts of domestic terrorism and political assassinations to windfalls in billions of dollars worth of shares in private or state-owned companies, The Corporation unveils the shocking truth about Putin's reign and the team of FSB agents who serve him loyally. Even as he leaves the presidency, Putin's influence carries on from the prime minister's office. The question now is: how much of Vladimir Putin's power is his own, and how much is simply on loan to him from the Corporation?