Kremlin Winter: Russia and the Second Coming of Vladimir Putin

Category: Book
By (author): Service, Robert
Subject:  POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Russian & Former Soviet Union
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Published: November 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 6.24in x 9.43in x 1.44in
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From The Publisher*A riveting account of Vladimir Putin's second presidency from award-winning author and historian Robert Service. Vladimir Putin has dominated Russian politics since Boris Yeltsin relinquished the presidency in his favour in May 2000. He served two terms as president, before himself relinquishing the post to his prime minister, Dimitri Medvedev, only to return to presidential power for a third time in 2012. Putin's rule, whether as president or prime minister, has been marked by a steady increase in domestic repression and international assertiveness. Despite this, there have been signs of liberal growth and Putin - and Russia - now face a blizzard of difficulties both at home and abroad. In Kremlin Winter, Robert Service, acclaimed biographer of Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky and one of our finest historians of modern Russia, brings his deep understanding of that country to bear on the man who leads it. He reveals a premier who cannot take his supremacy for granted, yet is determined to impose his will not only on his closest associates but on society at large. It is a riveting insight into power politics as Russia faces a blizzard of difficulties both at home and abroad.
Biographical NoteRobert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy and of St Antony's College, Oxford. He has written several books, including the highly acclaimed Lenin: A Biography, Russia: Experiment with a People, Stalin: A Biography and Comrades: A History of World Communism, as well as many other books on Russia's past and present. Trotsky: A Biography was awarded the 2009 Duff Cooper Prize. Married with four children, he lives in London, England.