Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In And Out Of Love With Vladimir Putin by Ben Judah

Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In And Out Of Love With Vladimir Putin

byBen Judah

Paperback | March 25, 2014

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A lively, inside account of Putin’s years of rule and the impending crisis that threatens his tsar-like regime

From Kaliningrad on the Baltic to the Russian Far East, journalist Ben Judah has travelled throughout Russia and the former Soviet republics, conducting extensive interviews with President Vladimir Putin’s friends, foes, and colleagues, government officials, business tycoons, mobsters, and ordinary Russian citizens. Fragile Empire is the fruit of Judah’s thorough research: a probing assessment of Putin’s rise to power and what it has meant for Russia and her people.
 
Despite a propaganda program intent on maintaining the cliché of stability, Putin’s regime was suddenly confronted in December 2011 by a highly public protest movement that told a different side of the story. Judah argues that Putinism has brought economic growth to Russia but also weaker institutions, and this contradiction leads to instability. The author explores both Putin’s successes and his failed promises, taking into account the impact of a new middle class and a new generation, the Internet, social activism, and globalization on the president’s impending leadership crisis. Can Russia avoid the crisis of Putinism? Judah offers original and up-to-the-minute answers.

About The Author

Ben Judah is currently a visiting fellow at the European Stability Initiative. His work has been featured in the Financial Times, the Economist, Prospect, Standpoint, and Foreign Policy.

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Title:Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In And Out Of Love With Vladimir PutinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 5.75 × 0.68 inPublished:March 25, 2014Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300205228

ISBN - 13:9780300205220

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