By Mikhail Zygar
All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an unintended king and a courtroom uncontrolled. in keeping with an remarkable sequence of interviews with Vladimir Putin's internal circle, this booklet provides a considerably diversified view of energy and politics in Russia. just like Putin as a strongman is dissolved. as an alternative is a weary figurehead buffeted--if no longer controlled--by the lads who right now propose and lie to him.
The local governors and bureaucratic leaders are immovable items, way more strong of their fiefdoms than the president himself. So are the gatekeepers-those officers who shield the pathways to power-on whom Putin relies up to they depend on him. The tenuous edifice is stuffed with the entire intrigue and plotting of a Medici court docket, as enemies of the country are invented and wars started to justify own profits, inner rivalries, or one faction's biased advantage.
A bestseller in Russia, All the Kremlin's Men is a surprising revisionist portrait of the Putin period and a blinding reconstruction of the machinations of courtiers working riot.