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The Resource Orders to kill : the Putin regime and political murder, Amy Knight

Orders to kill : the Putin regime and political murder, Amy Knight

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Orders to kill : the Putin regime and political murder
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Orders to kill
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the Putin regime and political murder
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Amy Knight
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Language
eng
Summary
"'Western leaders should be aware that when they shake hands with Putin, they shake hands with a murderer.'--Leonid Martyniuk. In Russia, the twenty-first century belongs to Vladimir Putin. His political dominance has lasted two presidential terms, an appointment to prime minister, and a controversial election to a third presidential term. And like the violent tsars and Soviet revolutionaries who came before him, he maintains his grip on power through coercion and intimidation. As journalists, activists, and political opponents in the Putin era continue to fall victim to suspicious illnesses and outright murder, a pattern has emerged. No matter who is charged with a specific death, the order to kill appears to come from above. Amy Knight, whom The New York Times called the West's foremost scholar of the KGB, presents a thorough and provocative examination of murders under the Putin regime. Knight offers new information about the most famous victims, such as Alexander Litvinenko, the former FSB officer poisoned while living in London, and the statesman Boris Nemtsov, murdered outside the Kremlin in 2015. She puts faces on many others forgotten or less well-known in the West. And she links Putin to acts of terrorism--including the Boston Marathon bombing. She also explores what these murders mean for Putin's future, for Russia, and for the West, where Donald Trump has claimed, 'Nobody has proven that he's killed anyone .... He's always denied it .... It has not been proven that he's killed reporters.' Orders to Kill is a timely and chilling read in a world increasingly subject to one man's thirst for revenge."--Jacket
Summary
A detailed account of the practice of covert assassination in Russian politics in the years since Putin's ascendance draws on a wealth of circumstantial evidence to document the regime-benefiting deaths of innumerable journalists, activists and political opponents
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10576572
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1946-
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Knight, Amy W.
Dewey number
303.60947
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN530.2.Z9
LC item number
V535 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Political violence
  • Assassination
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Secret service
  • Assassination
  • Political violence
  • Secret service
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Russia (Federation)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Russian & Former Soviet Union
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adult
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the Putin regime and political murder
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Orders to kill : the Putin regime and political murder, Amy Knight
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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Contents
Covert violence as a Kremlin tradition -- How the system works : Putin and his security services -- Galina Starovoitova : Putin's first victim? -- Terror in Russia : September 1999 -- Silencing critics -- Mafia-style killings in Moscow : Kozlov and Politkovskaya -- The Litvinenko story -- The poisoning -- Continued onslaught against Kremlin challengers -- Boris Berezovsky : suicide or murder? -- The Boston Marathon bombings : Russia's footprint -- Another democrat falls victim : the Nemtsov muder and its aftermath -- Kadyrov, Putin, and power in the Kremlin
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ocn978287498
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 369 pages
Isbn
9781250119346
Lccn
2017028156
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)978287498
Label
Orders to kill : the Putin regime and political murder, Amy Knight
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Covert violence as a Kremlin tradition -- How the system works : Putin and his security services -- Galina Starovoitova : Putin's first victim? -- Terror in Russia : September 1999 -- Silencing critics -- Mafia-style killings in Moscow : Kozlov and Politkovskaya -- The Litvinenko story -- The poisoning -- Continued onslaught against Kremlin challengers -- Boris Berezovsky : suicide or murder? -- The Boston Marathon bombings : Russia's footprint -- Another democrat falls victim : the Nemtsov muder and its aftermath -- Kadyrov, Putin, and power in the Kremlin
Control code
ocn978287498
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 369 pages
Isbn
9781250119346
Lccn
2017028156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978287498

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