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Putin's People: A Times Book of the Year 2021 – The Story of Russia’s History and Politics Paperback – 15 April 2021

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‘This is the most remarkable account so far of Putin’s rise … Groundbreaking … several hair-raising revelations … Relentless and convincing. There are gobsmacking moments … This is a superb book’

‘A fearless, fascinating account … Reads at times like a John le Carré novel… A groundbreaking and meticulously researched anatomy of the Putin regime, Belton’s book shines a light on the pernicious threats Russian money and influence now pose to the west’

‘Modern Russia in full, horrifying technicolour … this riveting, immaculately researched book is arguably the best single volume written about Putin, the people around him and perhaps even about contemporary Russia itself in the past three decades’

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‘An outstanding exposé of Putin and his criminal pals … [A] long-awaited, must read book’

‘Arguably the biggest story of the 21st century so far. In forensically unravelling it, journalist Catherine Belton has done a great service, producing a book that western experts on modern Russia acknowledge as vital to our understanding of the Putin phenomenon’

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A Times Book of the Year 2021 – The Story of Russia’s History and Politics

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ William Collins; 1st edition (15 April 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 656 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0007578814
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0007578818
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 4.17 x 19.8 cm
  • Customer reviews:
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Catherine Belton is the former long-serving Moscow Correspondent for the Financial Times. She has previously reported on Russia for Moscow Times and Business Week. In 2008, she was shortlisted for Business Journalist of the year at the British Press Awards. She lives in London.

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