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kleinbl00  ·  316 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Butcher Builders: How Western Journalists Helped Create a Monster in Russia

My most recent read on the rise of Putin and the economic conditions from whence he sprang is Masha Gessen's The Man Without a Face. I'm also a big fan of Tony Judt's Postwar, although Russia is slightly peripheral.