By Mikhail Zygar
All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an unintentional king and a courtroom uncontrolled. in line with an extraordinary sequence of interviews with Vladimir Putin's internal circle, this e-book offers a extensively assorted view of strength and politics in Russia. just like Putin as a strongman is dissolved. instead is a weary figurehead buffeted--if now not controlled--by the boys who without delay suggest and mislead him.
The nearby governors and bureaucratic leaders are immovable gadgets, way more strong 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 full of all the intrigue and plotting of a Medici courtroom, as enemies of the nation are invented and wars all started to justify own profits, inner rivalries, or one faction's biased advantage.
A bestseller in Russia, All the Kremlin's Men is a surprising revisionist portrait of the Putin period and a stunning reconstruction of the machinations of courtiers working riot.