Putin's Russia: Life in a Failing Democracy

Putin's Russia: Life in a Failing Democracy

A searing portrait of a rustic in disarray, and of the guy at its helm, from "the bravest of newshounds" (The manhattan Times)

Hailed as "a lone voice crying out in an ethical desolate tract" (New Statesman), Anna Politkovskaya made her identify together with her fearless reporting at the battle in Chechnya. Now she turns her steely gaze at the a number of threats to Russian balance, between them President Putin himself.

Putin's Russia depicts a far-reaching kingdom of degradation. Politkovskaya describes a military within which infantrymen die from malnutrition, mom and dad needs to pay bribes to get well their lifeless sons' our bodies, and conscripts are even employed out as slaves. She exposes rampant corruption in enterprise, executive, and the judiciary, the place every thing from shop allows to bus routes to courtroom appointments is on the market. and he or she deals a scathing condemnation of the continued warfare in Chechnya, the place kidnappings, extrajudicial killings, rape, and torture are begetting terrorism instead of struggling with it.

Sounding an pressing alarm, Putin's Russia is either a gripping portrayal of a rustic in concern and the testomony of an exceptional and intrepid reporter.

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