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Former KGB spy Vladimir Putin, named Prime Minister of Russia in 1999 and, one year later, President, has been something of a media darling in the West, having successfully marketed himself as an enlightened leader with both feet planted firmly on the Eastern borders of Europe. Anti-establishment journalist and human-rights activist Anna Politkovskaya disagrees strenuously with this point of view. In her new book, she trains her steely gaze on, as she puts at, Putin without the rapture.From her privileged vantage-point at ...

Putin's Russia 2010, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9780099453666

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Putin's Russia 2004, Harvill Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781843430506

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