The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep: Russia's Road To Terror And Dictatorship Under Yeltsin And Putin by David Satter

The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep: Russia's Road To Terror And Dictatorship Under Yeltsin And…

byDavid Satter

Hardcover | May 24, 2016

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Once you accept that the impossible is really possible, what happens in Russia makes perfect sense

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.

About The Author

David Satter, who has written about Russia for almost four decades, is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a fellow of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He divides his time between Washington, D.C., and London.

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Title:The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep: Russia's Road To Terror And Dictatorship Under Yeltsin And…Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:May 24, 2016Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300211422

ISBN - 13:9780300211429

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"Satter . . . persuasively supplies evidence for his claim that a series of residential bombings in 1999 were part of an elaborate conspiracy orchestrated by Vladimir Putin, who used them as a smoke screen to invade Chechnya and catapult himself to the presidency."—Publisher’s Weekly