Front Cover; Title Page; Contents; Foreword; Prologue; Chapter 1. The Kremlin's Power Play; Chapter 2. The End of the Yeltsin Era; Chapter 3. Putin, the New Russian Leader; Chapter 4. The Moment of Truth; Chapter 5. Power in One Fist; Chapter 6. Russia Tranquilized; Chapter 7. The Long-Awaited Breakthrough; Chapter 8. The Kremlin's Ambiguity; Chapter 9. Russia Goes Through New Elections; Chapter 10. Russia Has a New President -- Again Putin; Chapter 11. From Oligarchic Authoritarianism to Bureaucratic Authoritarianism; Chapter 12. New Agenda and New Disappointments.
Chapter 13. Russia's Unfinished StoryIndex.
This revised edition includes and examination of the recent presidential and parliamentary elections and their effects on Putin's leadership and Russia. Praise for the previous edition:""Out of her blunt, often acerbic, account come shrewd insights into Putin's transformation from an implausible, contrived successor into a dominator unchallenged by oligarchs, legislators, or regional bosses, let alone a democratic opposition.""--Foreign Affairs""Shevtsova is one of the most astute and independent-minded observers of the Russian political scene.""-Times Literary Supplement""Offers many insight.
This revised edition includes and examination of the recent presidential and parliamentary elections and their effects on Putin's leadership and Russia. Praise for the previous edition: "Out of her blunt, often acerbic, account come shrewd insights into Putin's transformation from an implausible, contrived successor into a dominator unchallenged by oligarchs, legislators, or regional bosses, (read more)
Lilia Shevtsova co-chairs the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, dividing her time between the Carnegie office in Washington, D.C. and the Carnegie Moscow Center. She is author of Putin's Russia (2005) and Yeltsin's Russia: Myths and Reality (1999), and coeditor (with Archie Brown) of Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and (read more)
When dark horse Vladimir Putin succeeded Boris Yeltsin in 2000, a virtual cipher had risen to the Russian presidency. Discerning that his two and one-half years in power have revealed Putin's personality and policies, this well-informed Russian observer offers a straightforward situation report. Attuned to Russians' attitude toward politics--they traditionally (read more)
December 1, 2003
This first English-language monograph on Vladimir Putin is a sequel to Shevtsova's well-received Yeltsin's Russia: Myths and Reality (CH, Ap'00). It provides an insightful analysis of the political maneuvering inside the Moscow beltway. Each chapter covers a six-month period, analyzing major events with mini-essays on the implications for the state of Russian society (read more)
This book is easy to read and accessible. It is a bit dated now since it only gets a year or two into Putin's second term. many of the author's conclusions have proven to come true, though maybe not in the way she envisioned them. I would choose to read further installments on this topic if she were top write them. (she may already have written more on this. I haven't searched yet.)