Russia's president Vladimir Putin may surprise you: a sense of humor, progressive on crime, sceptical of ideology, an ecologist and fitness guru, with a compelling family history of survival during the German blockade of Leningrad in World War II. His street smarts, KGB skills and martial arts training have propelled him to the top of the world's largest country. Here he offers his thoughts on power, freedom, democracy, and Russia's place in the world. A special 10-page section details Putin's reaction following the controversial 2016 elections in the United States. This portable compendium is an important primary source for everyone interested in politics and current affairs.
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About the Author
Daniel Sochor, BA (Russian Studies), JD, is an American lawyer who has followed events in Russia since his student days at Leningrad State University in the 1980s.