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Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West

Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West

In light of recent events in Russia, I was looking for context. I found it in a book by Catherine Belton, which, as one review judged, «will surely now become the definitive account of the rise of Putin and Putinism». I’m blown away by the depth and breadth of the reporting. Highly recommended


Published in Weekly Filet #333, in February 2021.

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