Expelled: A Journalist's Descent into the Russian Mafia State

Expelled: A Journalist's Descent into the Russian Mafia State

by Luke Harding

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Overview

In 2007 Luke Harding arrived in Moscow to take up a new job as a correspondent for the British newspaper, The Guardian. Within months, mysterious agents from Russia's Federal Security Service --the successor to the KGB--had broken into his apartment. He found himself tailed by men in leather jackets, bugged, and even summoned to the KGB's notorious prison, Lefortovo. The break-in was the beginning of an extraordinary psychological war against the journalist and his family. Windows left open in his children's bedroom, secret police agents tailing Harding on the street, and customs agents harassing the family as they left and entered the country became the norm. The campaign of persecution burst into the open in 2011 when the Kremlin expelled Harding from Moscow--the first western reporter to be deported from Russia since the days of the Cold War. Expelled is a brilliant and haunting account of the insidious methods used by a resurgent Kremlin against its so-called "enemies"--human rights workers, western diplomats, journalists and opposition activists. It includes illuminating diplomatic cables which describe Russia as a "virtual mafia state". Harding gives a personal and compelling portrait of Russia that--in its bid to remain a superpower--is descending into a corrupt police state.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137048387
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/22/2012
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Luke Harding is an award-winning foreign correspondent with The Guardian. He has reported from Delhi, Berlin and Moscow and has covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. He is currently based at The Guardian's office in London.


Luke Harding is an award-winning foreign correspondent with The Guardian. He is the author of Expelled: A Journalist's Descent into the Russian Mafia State. He has reported from Delhi, Berlin and Moscow and has covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. He is currently based at The Guardian's office in London.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Break-in v

1 Sword and Shield 1

2 The Money Trail 21

3 Death of a Spy 35

4 Winners and Losers 47

5 Five Days in August 63

6 Death in the Snow 81

7 KGB! Give Me Your Papers! 103

8 Political Football 121

9 The New Bourgeoisie 139

10 The Once and Future War 157

11 Rise of the Far Right 175

12 The Neighbors 189

13 Batman and Robin 209

14 WikiLeaks 229

15 "Thanks to Dima and Vlad" 247

16 Enemy of the State 265

17 The File 283

Epilogue: An English Spring 297

Afterword 299

Acknowledgments 301

Index 302

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