Putin : his downfall and Russia's coming crash
Lourie, Richard, 1940- author.

Putin : his downfall and Russia's coming crash

Lourie, Richard, 1940- author.


Physical Description
xxii, 264 pages ; 25 cm

Part one: The present as prologue. Arms and the man -- Part two: Background check. The education of V.V. Putin ; Dresden -- Part three: Ascent. Russia's fall, Putin's rise ; The Russia Putin inherited and its spiritual ills -- Part four: Core issues. Oil : a wasting asset ; The heart of the matter : Ukraine -- Part five: North- and eastward. Russia's Mecca : the Arctic ; Manifesting destiny : Asia -- Part six: The twilight of paranoia. How Vladimir Putin learned to stop worrying and love the Internet -- Part seven: The end and after. Russia without Putin, Putin without Russia.

"This electrifying and supremely timely book by leading Russian expert Richard Lourie explores Putin's failures, missed opportunities, and probable future moves. Readers discover, for example, where Putin's next land grab is likely to be. Questions are asked and answered about Putin's nefarious plans for the Arctic, as well as along the border with China, which presents other intriguing dilemmas for the man from the KGB. Donald Trump's unexpected and bizarre election win gives Putin extraordinarily dangerous options. Putin: His Downfall and Russia's Coming Crash is an essential read for anyone bewildered and dismayed by current events."--Jacket.

Personal Subject
Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952-
Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952--Influence.
Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952--Political and social views.

Subject Term
Presidents -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography.
Political culture -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 21st century.
Political corruption -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 21st century.

Geographic Term
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations.


Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York : St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books, [2017].

Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookHISTORY EUROPE 947.086 LOUR32530608925861Main JCPLAdult Nonfiction Area