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The Resource The invention of Russia : from Gorbachev's freedom to Putin's war, Arkady Ostrovsky

The invention of Russia : from Gorbachev's freedom to Putin's war, Arkady Ostrovsky

Label
The invention of Russia : from Gorbachev's freedom to Putin's war
Title
The invention of Russia
Title remainder
from Gorbachev's freedom to Putin's war
Statement of responsibility
Arkady Ostrovsky
Title variation
invention of Russia
Title variation remainder
from Gorbachevs freedom to Putins war
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A highly original narrative history by The Economist's Moscow bureau chief that does for modern Russia what Evan Osnos did for China in The Age of Ambition. The end of communism and breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of euphoria around the world, but Russia today is violently anti-American and dangerously nationalistic. So how did we go from the promise of those heady days to the autocratic police state of Putin's new Russia? The Invention of Russia is a breathtakingly ambitious book that reaches back to the darkest days of the Cold War to tell the story of the fight for the soul of a nation. With the deep insight only possible of a native son, Arkady Ostrovsky introduces us to the propagandists, oligarchs and fixers who have set Russia's course since the collapse of the Soviet Union, inventing a new and more ominous identity for a country where ideas are all too often wielded like a cudgel"--PRovided by publisher
Summary
An original narrative history by the Moscow Bureau Chief for The Economist traces Russia's evolution from the Cold War through its breakup and recent rise as a fiercely nationalistic, anti-American police state, introducing readers to the propagandists, oligarchs and fixers behind the nation's current status
Tone
Writing style
Award
Orwell Prize, 2016.
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10494677
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
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Ostrovsky, Arkady
Dewey number
947.086
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
  • Social change
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Post-communism
  • Political culture
  • Nationalism
  • Capitalism
  • Russia (Federation)
Target audience
adult
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from Gorbachev's freedom to Putin's war
Label
The invention of Russia : from Gorbachev's freedom to Putin's war, Arkady Ostrovsky
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-355) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A Silent Procession -- I. In the Beginning Was the Word -- 1. Fathers and Sons -- 2. New Beginning or Dead End -- 3. "We Suffered a Victory" -- 4. Kommersant or the Birth of Russian Capitalism -- 5. Loss -- II. "Image is Everything" -- 6. Normal Television in Abnormal Circumstances -- 7. The Oligarchs' War -- 8. Lights, Camera, Putin -- 9. Remote Control -- 10. Aerial Combat -- Dramatis Personæ
Control code
ocn947953984
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780399564161
Lccn
2016008393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)947953984
Label
The invention of Russia : from Gorbachev's freedom to Putin's war, Arkady Ostrovsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-355) 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
Prologue: A Silent Procession -- I. In the Beginning Was the Word -- 1. Fathers and Sons -- 2. New Beginning or Dead End -- 3. "We Suffered a Victory" -- 4. Kommersant or the Birth of Russian Capitalism -- 5. Loss -- II. "Image is Everything" -- 6. Normal Television in Abnormal Circumstances -- 7. The Oligarchs' War -- 8. Lights, Camera, Putin -- 9. Remote Control -- 10. Aerial Combat -- Dramatis Personæ
Control code
ocn947953984
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9780399564161
Lccn
2016008393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)947953984

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