I'm Going to Ruin Their Lives: Inside Putin's War on Russia's Opposition

I m Going to Ruin Their Lives Inside Putin s War on Russia s Opposition Vladimir Putin s return to the Russian presidency amid mass protests in ushered in a ruthless crackdown on dissent They ruined my big day now I m going to ruin their lives Putin was alleged to

  • Title: I'm Going to Ruin Their Lives: Inside Putin's War on Russia's Opposition
  • Author: Marc Bennetts
  • ISBN: 9781780745244
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Paperback
  • Vladimir Putin s return to the Russian presidency amid mass protests in 2012 ushered in a ruthless crackdown on dissent They ruined my big day, now I m going to ruin their lives, Putin was alleged to have threatened after demonstrators clashed with police on the eve of his inauguration for a controversial third term Now Boris Nemtsov is dead, other key opposition leadeVladimir Putin s return to the Russian presidency amid mass protests in 2012 ushered in a ruthless crackdown on dissent They ruined my big day, now I m going to ruin their lives, Putin was alleged to have threatened after demonstrators clashed with police on the eve of his inauguration for a controversial third term Now Boris Nemtsov is dead, other key opposition leaders are either in prison or under house arrest and the Kremlin is using the war in Ukraine to further its domestic aims, encouraging the rise of violent pro Putin groups and labeling protesters national traitors.Journalist and long time Moscow resident Marc Bennetts examines how Russia s political opposition went from the heights of 2011 s brave new protest movement to the disparate, broken down force that it is today Featuring rare interviews with everyone from Nemtsov and other protest leaders to Kremlin insiders, Bennetts provides an unprecedented insight into the realities of Russia s political arena The result is a brilliant portrayal of the battle for Russia s soul, one which continues to this day.

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    1. I just finished reading I’m Going To Ruin Their Lives: Inside Putin’s War on Russia’s Opposition by Marc Bennetts. Prior to reading it, I wondered why certain events happened in Russia. I wondered why Putin was still president. I wondered what was really going on in Russia. Of course I knew that he used to be in the KGB but I that was about it. Now, I see that he has painted himself into a corner. He cannot leave office, if he did he must surely know that he will be punished for all the ho [...]

    2. Updated edition of "Kicking the Kremlin" an account of Russian anti-Putin opposition groups and their struggle with Kremlin since heyday of protest movement six years ago. Well researched and reported book covers various opposition groups and figures and key events from heady days of white ribbon protest movement to growing persecution, Pussy Riot show-trial to Navalnyj attempts to run in election and his various trials on trumped up charges. That is where first edition ended. Updated book signi [...]

    3. A well written and thorough look at the struggles faced by political opposition and protesters in Putin's Russia. The book is an engaging and engrossing overview of the social and political climate imposed by Putin and his allies. While many will be familiar with the larger events, the full picture painted once the finer details are filled in exposes a worrying state of corruption in a country on the brink of dictatorship.

    4. A grippingly written and well researched analysis of the increasingly marginalized and meagre opposition that exists in Putin's Russia - not all of it socially liberal and democratic - and how his rule has turned overtly authoritarian since especially his re-election as President in 2012. It's hard to leave this book without ominous expectations for the future. Although he touches upon it, I would have been interested to hear more from the author on how he thinks Putin and the people around him [...]

    5. If you have not been keeping close watch on Russian politics for the past several years, this book will catch you up to the end of 2015. It is a relatively quick read and does a good job of the details. I only noticed a couple of errors related to Ukraine, one being that the Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to join Russia, which is Russian propaganda and the other that implies Right Sector was responsible for the deaths of pro-Russian protesters in Odessa in spring of 2014, which is also Russian pr [...]

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