[[ Epub ]] ➛ Fragile Empire Author Ben Judah – Pocket-bikes.us

Fragile Empire From Kaliningrad On The Baltic To The Russian Far East, Journalist Ben Judah Has Travelled Throughout Russia And The Former Soviet Republics, Conducting Extensive Interviews With President Vladimir Putin S Friends, Foes, And Colleagues, Government Officials, Business Tycoons, Mobsters, And Ordinary Russian Citizens Fragile Empire Is The Fruit Of Judah S Thorough Research A Probing Assessment Of Putin S Rise To Power And What It Has Meant For Russia And Her People Despite A Propaganda Program Intent On Maintaining The Clich Of Stability, Putin S Regime Was Suddenly Confronted In December 2011 By A Highly Public Protest Movement That Told A Different Side Of The Story Judah Argues That Putinism Has Brought Economic Growth To Russia But Also Weaker Institutions, And This Contradiction Leads To Instability The Author Explores Both Putin S Successes And His Failed Promises, Taking Into Account The Impact Of A New Middle Class And A New Generation, The Internet, Social Activism, And Globalization On The President S Impending Leadership Crisis Can Russia Avoid The Crisis Of Putinism Judah Offers Original And Up To The Minute Answers.

[[ Epub ]] ➛ Fragile Empire  Author Ben Judah – Pocket-bikes.us
  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Fragile Empire
  • Ben Judah
  • English
  • 03 February 2018
  • 0300181213

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  1. says:

    Who gives a fuck about the motherland There is no fucking motherland Anonymous Russian peasant, Birobidzhan OblastPutin has attempted to centralize control of the state and seize control of Russia s destiny He has succeeded in sweeping aside his most immediate enemies, forming alliances with the new rich and social conservatives, and establishing a televised propaganda apparatus The massive growth of the oil industry has granted the appearance of an economic miracle, with the benefits of g Who gives a fuck about the motherland There is no fucking motherland Anonymous Russian peasant, Birobidzhan OblastPutin has attempted to centralize control of the state and seize control of Russia s destiny He has succeeded in sweeping aside his most immediate enemies, forming alliances with the new rich and social conservatives, and establishing a televised propaganda apparatus The massive growth of the oil industry has granted the appearance of an economic miracle, with the benefits of growth supposedly reaching all The problem, however, is that Putin has done little to address the major problems which has plagued Russia since the early 1990s systemic corruption, an economy which is dependen...


  2. says:

    The author explains well the rise, and let us call it the beginning of the demise of Vladimir Putin He delineates that with the collapse of the Soviet empire in the 1990 s Russia went through, in days and months, massive sociological and cultural upheavals The vast majority of Russians wanted the stability that Putin promised and to some extent implemented.He did this in a series of steps First he emasculated the TV media Television stations in the early 2000 s became state controlled Signi The author explains well the rise, and let us call it the beginning of the demise of Vladimir Putin He delineates that with the collapse of the Soviet empire in the 1990 s Russia went through, in days and months, massive sociological and cultural upheavals The vast majority of Russians wanted the stability that Putin promised and to some extent implemented.He did this in a series of steps First he emasculated the TV media Television stations in the early 2000 s became state controlled Significantly the Putin regime ignored the rising internet, so unlike China they did not put up firewalls this would have grave consequences as the internet in Russia expanded and became an alternative mass media communication network The other step taken was to kick out or imprison the oil oligarchs Mikhail Khodorkovsky being one The Putin Court wanted to have control and the money that the oil entrepreneurs had They placed the vast oil industry under state control With this the state made ...


  3. says:

    As Vladimir Putin denies the Russian presence in the current Ukrainian crisis, but at the same time makes statements that he could take Kiev in two weeks, and that the world needs to remember that Russia is a nuclear power one wonders how we got here President Obama s threats of further sanctions against Russia seem to accomplish little as European allies do not have the stomach to hit the Russians where it would hurt the most, their energy sector As Russian troops invaded eastern Ukraine an As Vladimir Putin denies the Russian presence in the current Ukrainian crisis, but at the same time makes statements that he could take Kiev in two weeks, and that the world needs to...


  4. says:

    This book was a very good overview of the rise and fall of Putin politics It would have gotten four stars if not for two annoying writing tics 1 It is not necessary, and is actually a mark of poor writing and lack of faith in your reader s intelligence, to continually attempt to underscore the poverty and failure of the Russian state by comparing it to random statistics re developing countries The first couple of times I was like OK, I get it but 75% of the way through the book why are you This book was a very good overview of the rise and fall of Putin politics It would have gotten four stars if not for two annoying writing tics 1 It is not necessary, and is actually a mark of poor writing and lack of faith in your reader s intelligence, to continually attempt to underscore the poverty and failure of the Russian state by comparing it to random statistics re developing countries The first couple of times I was like OK, I get it but 75% of the way through the book why are you telling me things like corruption in Russia is almost as bad as in African countries and you wouldn t expect these kind of crimes here, only in like Latin America No, I expect those crimes in Russia too because you ve just spent the last TWO HUNDRED PAGES EXPLAINING TO ME WHY THE RUSSIAN STATE IS FAILING I m shockingly not surprised that Russia is having those problems as you ve JUST EXPLAINED TO ME WHY THAT WOULD BE HAPPENING 2 Why is it that all of the women you reference are described i...


  5. says:

    Impressive book Not the fastest read out there, but definitely worth your while if you want to understand the thing about Putin The structure of this book really makes me feel nervous As in, if I were to write something like this on a similar topic, I would be panicking and writing stuff simultaneously all over the place and, most likely, end up with chaos, repeating myself endlessly.The author, however, pulls it off spectacularly Every chapter fits in where it is, every story is correctl Impressive book Not the fastest read out there, but definitely worth your while if you want to understand the thing about Putin The structure of this book really makes me feel nervous As in, if I were to write something like this on a similar topic, I would be panicking and writing stuff simultaneously all over the place and, most likely, end up with chaos, repeating myself endlessly.The author, however, pulls it off spectacularly Every chapter fits in where it is, every story is correctly...


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  7. says:

    Interesting, different from many other book on the topic since this also covers the outside Moscow perspective If you want to have a non western perspective on the protests then this sure is the book for you.


  8. says:

    2.5 Stars Although there are a few valuable nuggets in the book, I feel the majority of the material is questionable The author states that he interviewed thousands of Russians, but only references a handful In addition, he makes sweeping conclusions over and over again without firm foundations I found the exploration of Putin s childhood interesting, and I agree with the author that Putin is a fearful, deeply insecure man On the other hand, I cannot agree with the author when he states 2.5 Stars Although there are a few valuable nuggets in the book, I feel the majority of the material is questionable The author states that he interviewed thousands of Russians, but only references a handful In addition, he makes sweeping conclusions over and over again without firm foundations I found the exploration of Putin s childhood interesting, and I agree with the author that Putin is a fearful, deeply insecure man On the other hand, I cannot agree with the author when he states that a majority of the Russian people resent Putin and want change It may be true, but I don t feel that the author made a solid case for this assertion, and at least on the surface, it appears that the Russian people love Putin.Dictators and oligarchs throughout h...


  9. says:

    Great descriptions and interpretations of Russian points of view from outside Moscow and great instruction about Kadyrov vs Kremlin siloviki probably germane to Putin s recent disappearance and Nemtsov hit Author also succeeds at articulating what is missing in Russian political life and prescription for future ...


  10. says:

    A fascinating story in desperate need of an editor Despite its rambling length and disheveled state of editorial disarray, I couldn t stop reading it because Russia is a fascinatingly fucked up self destructive place It appears there s no hero anywhere in the country...

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