Год издания: 2008
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A timely account of Putin's presidency on the eve of his departure from office When President Vladimir Putin ascended to the Kremlin at the end of the 1990s, he had to struggle with the massive after-effects of Boris Yeltsin's political agenda: outrageous corruption, endless social injustice, and deeply entrenched interests dating back to Gorbachev and beyond. In short, Putin faced the daunting task of leveling out the residual politically unstable scene prevalent since the dramatic and unstable 1990s. Ordinary Russian citizens had been experiencing a looming and growing discontent over the political status in Russia. Stabilizing this turmoil, and working towards cleaning up the ubiquitous corruption that had been driving Post-soviet Russian life, were among Putin's primary stated aims and for this, the Russian people supported him wholeheartedly. When he had assumed power, however, many Kremlinologists were quick to condemn Putin. Among other things, they depicted him as an...