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    • All the Kremlin's Men

    • Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin
    • By: Mikhail Zygar
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an accidental king and a court out of control. Based on an unprecedented series of interviews with Vladimir Putin's inner circle, this book presents a radically different view of power and politics in Russia. The image of Putin as a strongman is dissolved. In its place is a weary figurehead buffeted - if not controlled - by the men who at once advise and deceive him. The regional governors and bureaucratic leaders are immovable objects, far more powerful in their fiefdoms than the president himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant analysis, awful narration

    • By Derrick on 22-04-18

    Regular price: £26.79

    • The Empire Must Die

    • Russia's Revolutionary Collapse, 1900 - 1917
    • By: Mikhail Zygar
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 22 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The window between two equally stifling autocracies - the imperial family and the communists - was open only briefly, in the last couple of years of the 19th century until the end of WWI, by which time the revolution was in full fury. From the last years of Tolstoy until the death of the Tsar and his family, however, Russia experimented with liberalism and cultural openness. Novelists and playwrights blossomed and political ideas were swapped in coffee houses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chapter Titles from Kindle

    • By Lord Peridot on 31-07-18

    Regular price: £36.69