Resurrection : the fight for a brand new Russia

Author(s): surrection : the fight for a brand new Russia By Remnick, David

Date: Format: EPUB Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 0375750231
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Pulitzer Prize-winning creator David Remnick chronicles the brand new Russia that emerged from the ash heap of the Soviet Union. From the siege of Parliament to the farcically tilted elections of 1996, from the rubble of Grozny to the grandiose wealth and bare corruption of these days’s Moscow, Remnick chronicles a society so racked by way of exchange that its electorate should day-to-day ask themselves who they’re, the place they belong, and what they consider in. Remnick composes this landscape out of dozens of finely discovered particular person portraits. Here is Mikhail Gorbachev, his head nonetheless swimming from his plunge from reverence to ridicule. Here is Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the half-Jewish anti-Semite who conducts politics as loony efficiency artwork. And here’s Boris Yeltsin, the tottering populist who isn’t above stealing elections. In Resurrection, they develop into the avid gamers in a drama so huge and transferring that it merits comparability with the most productive reportage of George Orwell and Michael Herr."This is what occurs when a excellent author unleashes eye and ear on a tale that strikes with the velocity of sunshine. Resurrection has the texture of describing huge, historic exchange even because it is going on." Chicago Tribune
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