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  • Ostrovsky, Arkady, 1971- author.
     
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  • Social change -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
     
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  • Post-communism -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
     
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  • Political culture -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
     
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  • Nationalism -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
     
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  • Capitalism -- Social aspects -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
     
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  • Politics and government.
     
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  • Russia (Federation) -- History -- 1991-
     
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  • Soviet Union -- History -- 1985-1991.
     
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  • Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991-
     
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  • Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions -- 1991-
     
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    The invention of Russia : from Gorbachev's freedom to Putin's war / Arkady Ostrovsky.
    by Ostrovsky, Arkady, 1971- author.
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    New York : Viking, [2015]
    Subjects
  • Social change -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
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  • Post-communism -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
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  • Political culture -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
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  • Nationalism -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
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  • Capitalism -- Social aspects -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
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  • Politics and government.
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  • Russia (Federation) -- History -- 1991-
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  • Soviet Union -- History -- 1985-1991.
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  • Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991-
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  • Russia (Federation) -- Social conditions -- 1991-
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    History.
    ISBN: 
    9780399564161
    0399564160
    9780399564185
    0399564187
    9780399564178
    0399564179
    Description: 
    374 pages ; 24 cm
    Contents: 
    Prologue: A silent procession -- I. In the beginning was the word. Fathers and sons ; New beginning or dead end ; "We suffered a victory" ; Kommersant or the birth of Russian capitalism ; Loss -- II. "Image is everything". Normal television in abnormal circumstances ; The oligarchs' war ; Lights, camera, Putin ; Remote control ; Aerial combat -- Dramatis personæ.
    Summary note: 
    "A highly original narrative history by The Economist's Moscow bureau chief that does for modern Russia what Evan Osnos did for China in The Age of Ambition. The end of communism and breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of euphoria around the world, but Russia today is violently anti-American and dangerously nationalistic. So how did we go from the promise of those heady days to the autocratic police state of Putin's new Russia? The Invention of Russia is a breathtakingly ambitious book that reaches back to the darkest days of the Cold War to tell the story of the fight for the soul of a nation. With the deep insight only possible of a native son, Arkady Ostrovsky introduces us to the propagandists, oligarchs and fixers who have set Russia's course since the collapse of the Soviet Union, inventing a new and more ominous identity for a country where ideas are all too often wielded like a cudgel"--Provided by publisher.
    Bibliographic Note: 
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-355) and index.
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