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By Mikhail Zygar

"I learn this publication in a single evening, actually a page-turner. It leaves a profoundly frightening impact: [Putin's court docket is the] actual House of Cards." --Lev Lurie, author and historian

All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an unintended king and a courtroom uncontrolled. according to an unheard of sequence of interviews with Vladimir Putin's internal circle, this ebook offers a greatly diverse view of energy and politics in Russia. similar to Putin as a strongman is dissolved. as a substitute is a weary figurehead buffeted--if no longer controlled--by the boys who straight away propose and mislead him.

The nearby governors and bureaucratic leaders are immovable gadgets, way more robust of their fiefdoms than the president himself. So are the gatekeepers-those officers who protect the pathways to power-on whom Putin relies up to they depend on him. The tenuous edifice is stuffed with all the intrigue and plotting of a Medici courtroom, as enemies of the country are invented and wars began to justify own earnings, inner rivalries, or one faction's biased advantage.

A bestseller in Russia, All the Kremlin's Men is a stunning revisionist portrait of the Putin period and a blinding reconstruction of the machinations of courtiers working riot.

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