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    An open letter to everyone who thinks journalists are enemies of the peopleYou often hear these days that journalists are generically enemies of the people Anna Politkovskaya was a journalist so I guess that made her specifically an enemy of the people But let's try and be precise No one can really be an enemy of all the people;

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    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 Swit

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    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 an open minded willingness to grasp for the truth Her way could never have been comfortable In her search she wa

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    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 a

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    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

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    Ms Politkovskaya exposes several layers of corruption and malfeasance in Putin’s Russia She takes us through the disastrous war in

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    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 stabili

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    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 ha

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

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    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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Putin's Russia

Oday’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 Rushd 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 have appreciated a slightly objective less cynical approach That said there is no denying that Politkovskaya had good cause to be indignant and her writing succeeds in making the reader share that indignation or rather pessimism It s hard to remain optimistic about Russia s future after reading this book The present doesn t seem to offer much scope for hopeIn Putin s Russia Politkovskaya describes in seven chapters what has happened since Vladimir Putin assumed power in the Kremlin She starts out by charting abuses in the army specifically in parts of the army stationed in Chechnya This turns into a lengthy and fairly shocking expose of corruption in Russia s legal system where high ranking army officers are exonerated from terrible crimes and where the rich and well connected get away with absolutely outrageous business practices She then describes poverty in the navy apparently the commanders working on the world s most expensive submarines are nearly starving to death the terrible position of Chechen citizens in Russia and the aftermath of the Nord Ost and Beslan disasters It all adds up to a rather dreary conclusion Putin s Russia is an utterly callous and corrupt place which in many regards seems to be regressing into Soviet style politics and situations In fact some things now seem to be worse than they were during the worst years of the Soviet era I already knew that from the news but reading Politkovskaya s stories really drove the fact home for meAs I said I don t care much for Politkovskaya s writing style but there s no doubt that she has come up with a convincing well researched document here She uotes many interesting people from all walks of life has unearthed many legal documents to illustrate her stories and comes up with some wry observations about why certain changes for the better took place at a certain time usually coinciding with the visit of some foreign dignitary Putin wished to impress and about the Russian national character in general It s a bit heavy going at times and some of the army stuff drags but even so it s a powerful indictment of Putin s Russia always shocking and occasionally uite mind boggling

Summary 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 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

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As 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 t 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

  • Paperback
  • 302
  • Putin's Russia
  • Anna Politkovskaya
  • English
  • 09 May 2018
  • 9781843430506

About the Author: Anna Politkovskaya

Russian journalist and human rights activist well known for her opposition to the Chechen conflict and Russian president PutinPolitkovskaya made her name reporting from lawless Chechnya where many journalists and humanitarian workers have been kidnapped or killed She was arrested and subjected to mock execution by Russian military forces there and she was poisoned on the way to Beslan but sur