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S well as Mafia dealings scandals in the provinces and the decline of the intelligentsia Politkovskaya offers a scathing condemnation of the President and his rule revealing a shocking state of affairs soldiers dying from malnutrition parents reuiring to bribes to recover their dead sons' bodies and conscripts are being hired out as slaves More relevant and important than ever in tod Anna Politkovskaya was murdered via contract killer on Putin s birthday 2006Translated from the Russian by Arch TaitOpening The Army in Russia is a closed system no different from a prison Nobody gets into the Army or into prison unless the authorities want them there Once you are in you live the life of a slave This is definitely THE book to browse before the 9th May extravaganza in Red Suare All those shiny new tanks all those poor bullied soldiersRe criminals p 30 people who are not fighters but who just happen to be Chechens when someone needs to be convicted Look at the poor sods who have been scapegoated for Boris Nemtsov s murder along the Kremlin wallRe the Budanov rape case p 101 Lynch law was encouraged from the Kremlin itself an eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth We discovered that we were moving backwards from stagnation under Brezhnev to the out and out arbitrariness of Stalin It was terryfying to reflect that we probably had the government we deserved Judge Bukreev s defence claims trial protractionThis book marks an important stepping stone on the road to where we are now but it does feel dated so much has happened since Anna s assassination Well worth a skim through yet it is worth reading word by word from page 269 to the end it is an impassioned summationNamed and ShamedSergei IvanovAnatoly CherepnevYuri Budanov On 10 June 2011 Budanov was shot dead in Moscow by an unknown perpetrator

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Putin's Russia

A former KGB spy Vladimir Putin is one of the world’s most enigmatic figures This is his RussiaInternationally admired for her fearless reporting award winning journalist Anna Politkovskaya turns her steely gaze on President Putin and his early regime in this explosive bookFrom Putin’s tyrannical grip on ordinary citizens to rampant corruption in highest ranks of the government a Dated Very dated The discussion about army though not only Russian army should have been mentioned but the whole post Soviet block and its extreme hardships very well done and true but dated by about a decade Which is only expected since the author sadly was killed in 2006 Today it s gotten reformed even if not to the Switzerland or Israel standardsThe author s death is sad Extremely sad May God rest her soul in a world better than what Russia was in 1990s and early 2000s It was a very sad place with lots of violence lawlessness terrorism and pretty much free for all anarchy It has improved since a lot even though it s still not the paradise we all seem to want to inhabit Anyway people often prefer to criticize it outright anyway even though the perspective and the improvement trends are there and are pretty much obvious Concerning Putin it seems that no matter what the guy does people will criticize him for it Karma bitch LikelyThe urban legend says she was killed on Putin s birthday I ve no idea if it s true and don t care about it enough to factcheck But if it s true then I think it s the best proof that someone somewhere needed to make of her a martyr of the new regime of the Mordorous Russia Which is sad since democracy shouldn t kill I don t think anyone sane should really believe that ex spy would be this obvious about killing some critical journalist Seriously a birthday Some people should definitely readwatch less thrillersThe book was written without grammatical mistakes which is well enough to earn it 1 star In Russian I mean The English version is uite heavy handedly translated Very inconsistent fabula overall this reads as a bunch of journalist vignettes written on the topic of What else is wrong about Russia Let s take it out of context and twist it all beyond recognition and pin it on Putin 1 star since it s storytelling at its best and worst At best because for example I actually felt for the story of ex military Rinat who seemed to be incapable of having life other than in the Chechen wars army Lots of other stories also rang true and devastating Still this issue is not uniue to Russia and wasn t caused by Putin but rather by human nature We get easily traumatized by everything but particularly by wars So this leads us to a new understanding that this book simultaneously illustrated storytelling at its worst it deals with anecdotal instances without paying attention to the big picture Do we know how many ex military worldwide have these issues No we don t we don t pay attention to that What we do is love LOVE ADORE stigmatizing Russia We get our kicks out of kicking the underdog right All the while the only sane way to deal with this issue worldwide is not to have wars at all anywhere on this frigging planet we have the misfortune to share with each other Beslan Seriously Beslan is the responsibility of the jihadis who got there with all that weapons and explosives shit How do you free a school chockful of young terrified and brutalized kids their parents and teachers all suffering of heat extreme dehydration hunger and brutality Think 1972 massacre of Munich Think of all the hostage situations ever gone horribly wrong This was one of them Actually a bunch of soldierscivilians died saving people out there Chechnya How about asking where it got its weaponry and military training in the first place ui bono 1 starAlso how about realising that Chechen wars started before Putin He got to become the leader of a country in shambles and he s actually doing well to compare things just look at Ukraine where it got with its uh so called democratic leadersThe rest is a pointless rant on how Putin single handedly hasn t made life the living paradise for the good people of Russia Where are the action plans for getting Russia better for dealing with corruption and everything else 1 star I haven t seen a single word here of how this gal suggests improving things 1 star Criticizing is easy doing things is not What should be done and how these uestions have been left sadly unaswered When the Fascists entered Denmark the Jews were ordered to sew yellow stars on their clothing so they could be easily recognized The Danes promptly sewed on yellow stars both to save the Jews and to save themselves from turning into Fascists Their king joined with them c This very inspiring 1 star for thisThis political line is wholly neo Soviet human beings do not have independent existences they are cogs in the machine whose function is to implement unuestioningly whatever political escapades those in power dream up Cogs have no rights c This not so inspiring Where are Maria Butina s human rights in the US of 2018 The gal s getting treated like a rabid dog all because someone decided she s too active a political acivist and her libido s too oversized

Summary Putin's Russia

Ay’s political landscape Putin's Russia is both a gripping portrayal of a country in crisis and the testament of an extraordinary reporter‘A searing portrait of a country in disarray and of the man at its helm from the bravest of journalists’ New York Times‘Anna Politkovskaya is a heroic journalist’ Guardian ‘We will continue to learn from her for years’ Salman Rushdie Politkovskaya s bleak outlook can be a bit hard to take in large doses I picked up this book to re read in light of the current situation in Ukraine Putin s Russia is one that is unseen and virtually unfathomable to western readers especially those that haven t spent a lot of time on the ground outside of Moscow or St PetersburgOne of the uotes that I picked up on during this reading concerns the stability of the Russian stateYes stability has come to Russia It is a monstrous stability under which nobody seeks justice in courts that flaunt their subservience and partisanship Nobody in his or her right might seeks protection from the institutions entrusted with maintaining law and order because they are totally corrupt Lynch law is the order of the day both in people s minds and in their actions An eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth The president himself has set an example by wrecking our major oil company Yukos after having jailed its chief executivePutin considered Khodorovsky to have slighted him personally so retaliatedA country as rich as beautiful and with as much history as Russia deserves better governance but its history is so hard to escape


10 thoughts on “Putin's Russia

  1. says:

    An open letter to everyone who thinks journalists are enemies of the peopleYou often hear these days that journali

  2. says:

    Dated Very dated The discussion about army though not only Russian army should have been mentioned but the whole post Soviet block an

  3. says:

    Yet another example of how Anna Politkovskaya was a courageous representative of truth on this damaged and confused planet She sheds light on the misery and harm induced by the flagrant abuse and elected ignorance of the powers that be in Putin’s Russia Throughout this book as well as her others she exhibits a

  4. says:

    Anna Politkovskaya was murdered via contract killer on Putin's birthday 2006Translated from the Russian by Arch TaitOpening The Army in Russia is a closed system no different from a prison Nobody gets into the Army or into prison unless the authorities want them there Once you are in you live the life of a slave This is definitely THE book to browse before the 9th May extravaganza in Red Suare All those shiny

  5. says:

    I've signally failed here I read maybe 30 pages of this to find that it is so horrifying I can't stand to continue And then again I've failed with Winter is Coming by Garry Kasparov because his style makes me distrust everything he saysI'm moving on from bothI spent a lot of time with my Russian friend Genia before she died talking about Russia Both being historians we seemed to think in similar ways and we found allies in each

  6. says:

    Ms Politkovskaya exposes several layers of corruption and malfeasance in Putin’s Russia She takes us through the disastrous war in Chechnya where Russian soldiers are underpaid or not paid at all This would seem to be endemic to the Russian army where during the Afghanistan war the same corruption happened – actual weapons were sold to the Mujahideen in order to make money The brutality of the Russian to

  7. says:

    Politkovskaya's bleak outlook can be a bit hard to take in large doses I picked up this book to re read in light of the current sit

  8. says:

    I have to admit I don't care overly much for Anna Politkovskaya's writing style An objective reporter she is not or rather was not she was murdered a few years after publishing this book; her indignation at the social ills she exposes comes across loud and clear and she freuently goes so far as to tell her reader to share her indignation occasionally to the point of being rather insistent Personally I would

  9. says:

    07 Oct 2006 and the author Anna Politkovskaya is murdered in the elevator of the block of flats where she lived This book is from 200

  10. says:

    Vignettes many beautifully written about the grim realty Putin's Russia Politkovskaya herself was murdered 2006 shot in her elevator by a professional hitmanhttpsenmwikipediaorgwikiAnna

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