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“[This] book is a must not only for specialists but for any reader trying to understand how and why U.S.-Russian relations have gone from Bill Clinton’s embrace of Boris Yeltsin to confront

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Ever since the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Hollywood, television, and true crime publications have depicted the Russian mob (known as the mafiya) as almost superhuman—a va

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“The Kremlinologist is part biography, part Cold War history, and a fitting tribute by his daughters to a consequential American diplomat.”

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“Paul Le Blanc’s October Song reminds readers just how difficult it is to make a revolution, especially one that failed.”

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“an excellent resource for the facts and key players in Russian history from the start of WWI to the mid-1920s.” 

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“offers a unique look into one of the world’s forgotten conflicts . . .”

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Whether one is pro- or anti-Russia, or supports or disdains Putin, this book will be a fascinating read.”

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Masha Gessen will inform you not only about Putin’s Russia but will also take you deep into a society where many, if not most, people desire a strong leader.

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“Kotkin’s exhaustive research, careful historical judgments, shrewd insights, and splendid writing . . .”

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The Italian political scientist Gaetano Mosca in The Ruling Class (1896) noted that political leaders in all countries propagate myths or “political formulas” that resonate with citizens a

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Russia, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. The key to understanding Russia, however, lies in her history.

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This particular publication is not what it might seem at first glance.

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“. . . a swift, unrelenting trip down a shocking rabbit hole of incredible and frightening reality.”