In its 850 years as the seat of power on Russia, the Kremlin has seen almost constant drama and intrigue; the very being of the nation has centred upon it and been moulded by those ruling from within. There have been few paragons of virtue and many rogues, few democrats and many demagogues. In this book, translated from the Russian, the lively, character-driven text provides a dramatic insight into a world of which we have known little. It is a tale of corruptive instincts, the ebb and flow of national fortunes, dark deeds ...

Kings of the Kremlin 2002, Potomac Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781857533613