Godfather of the Kremlin: The Decline of Russia in the Age of Gangster Capitalism / Edition 1

Godfather of the Kremlin: The Decline of Russia in the Age of Gangster Capitalism / Edition 1

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by Paul Klebnikov
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0156013304

ISBN-13: 9780156013307

Pub. Date: 09/14/2001

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


From nuclear superpower to impoverished nation, post-communist Russia has become one of the most corrupt regimes in the world. Paul Klebnikov pieces together the previous decade in Russian history, showing that a major piece of "the decline of Russia' puzzle lies in the meteoric business career of Boris Berezovsky.
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From nuclear superpower to impoverished nation, post-communist Russia has become one of the most corrupt regimes in the world. Paul Klebnikov pieces together the previous decade in Russian history, showing that a major piece of "the decline of Russia' puzzle lies in the meteoric business career of Boris Berezovsky.
Transforming himself from a research scientist to Russia's most successful dealmaker, Berezovsky managed to seize control of Russia's largest auto manufacturer, largest TV network, national airline, and one of the world's biggest oil companies. When Moscow's gangster families battled one another in the Great Mob War of 1993-1994, Berezovsky was in the thick of it. He was badly burned by a car bomb and his driver was decapitated. A year later, Berezovsky emerged as the prime suspect in the assassination of the director of the TV network he acquired. Although plagued by scandal, he enjoyed President Yeltsin's support, serving as the personal financial "advisor" to both Yeltsin and his family. In 1996, Berezovsky organized the financing of Yeltsin's re-election campaign-a campaign marred by fraud, embezzlement, and attempted murder. Berezovsky became the President's most trusted political advisor-playing a key role in forming governments and dismissing prime ministers.
Based on hundreds of taped interviews with top businessmen and government officials, secret police reports, contractual documents, and surveillance tapes, Godfather of the Kremlin is both a gripping story and a unique historical document.

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ISBN-13:
9780156013307
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/14/2001
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
569,789
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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Godfather of the Kremlin: The Decline of Russia in the Age of Gangster Capitalism 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book is good. I'd avise anyone who's interested in the events that took place in Russia in the 90s to read. I difinitely like the book.