Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (Brookings FOCUS Book) by Fiona Hill,Clifford G. Gaddy

By Fiona Hill,Clifford G. Gaddy

Vladimir Putin has his personal idealized view of himself as CEO of “Russia, Inc.” yet instead of top a clear public company, he runs a closed boardroom, no longer answerable to its stakeholders. Now that his company appears in obstacle, with political protests marking Mr. Putin’s go back to the presidency in 2012, will the CEO be held chargeable for its failings? “For greater than a dozen years—the identical of 3 American presidential phrases— Vladimir Putin has presided over the biggest state on this planet, the second one strongest nuclear arsenal, and big usual assets. but there's nonetheless debate approximately who he fairly is. Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy have long past far in answering that question, beginning with the identify, which makes a very important element: although ‘Mr. Putin’ used to be, in his upbringing and early occupation, a prototype of the Soviet guy, he’s not ‘Comrade Putin.’ His objective isn't the recovery of communism. He has made a care for the capitalists who've thrived in Russia during the last twenty years: they aid him within the workout of his political strength, and he helps them in collecting their fortunes.”—from the foreword by way of Strobe Talbott

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