- ISBN-10: 1561719382
- ISBN-13: 978-1561719389
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,676,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Blowing up Russia : Terror from Within Paperback
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The book's translation from Russian into English is superb, but the sheer volume of facts and information combined with the never-ending plethora of Russian names makes for a challenging read if you are up to it. The book however is an excellent primer into the "nomenklatura" mindset of corruption, coercion, and intimidation, and should be studied and kept as a grim reminder of what is possible when criminal elements in the state pursue their own political agendas - and how far they will go when the ends justifies the means in the political game of hardball.
Although the book is a study in extremism, there are still some associations to be made on a lesser level. Propaganda, intimidation, and internal investigations which never seem to come to fruition are just a few that come to mind. Despite the collapse of the USSR, Vladamir Putin, has placed many of his former KGB colleagues in positions of authority alongside him.Read more ›
I read this primarily to discover Russia's sercret service's modus operandi in its operations to this end and to discern any simularties that the U.S. secret services are using. Where they were alike and where they were different. As everything is secret...your sometimes left with the tip of an iceberg or an event horizon.
In "Blowing Up Russia" Yuri's event horizon was the terrorist apartment bombings, their "9/11". As he got deeper into it he found an inside job done by the FSB, Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. He teamed up with Alexander, who was murdered by Putin, to literally bury his information. Yuri finially managed to publish this information (this book, of course was immediately banned in Russia).
Yuri proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it was an inside job, and goes much deeper. How deep?
Peter Dale Scott coined the political, "Deep State", where a shadow government actually is pulling the essential strings of policy that REALLY matter in government. This is the territory that Yuri & Alexander uncover in this book. One can draw simularities with our 9/11 to Russia's apartments bombing/all the way to an insde job.Read more ›
The downside to the book is that it is essentially impossible to follow and the facts cannot be verified. The narrative skips around, going back and forth with dates, and the great number of players blithly thrown in almost indiscriminately makes for incomprehensible reading. The author is also guilty of a great amount of repetition. But the most troubling aspect to this work is that it contains absolutely no sources or references. The author promises to make them available to such agencies as will impartially investigate the subject matter of this book, but with no such agency likely to come forward in the next decade, proof of the authors' contentions will probably not be forthcoming for some time, if ever.
Had the book been organized better and written by a professional writer, I would have upgraded it to a four or five rating. The lack of sources and verification is troubling, but the book can serve its purpose of drawing the world's attentions to the problems of its KGB/FBS government even without such verifiable sources. I have no idea how anyone can tout the book as "eloquently written.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved the book, an eye opening and terrifieng political and sicret life in Russia yesterday, today and tomorrow. Must read for everyone.
I was unable to read this book. Not sure if malware was attached or not. Think I got to about Chapter 4 or 6 and my Kindle kept locking up and restarting. Read morePublished 9 months ago by True single
An important story to awaken people to the unimaginable crimes and corruption of Putin's Russia. Things as not as they appear!Published 9 months ago by A. M.
Too hard to read with all of the acronyms and Russian words and namesPublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very interesting and thought-provoking book, particular with events in the Crimea, Ukraine and Europe in 2014. Is there a pattern? Read the book and make your own determination.Published 13 months ago by robert thomas
If you want to understand what is going on in Russia in 2014/15, you have to read this book. If you are doing any kind of business with Russia or planning to visit... read. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Gudmundur R
Great insight to the continuing battle of god and evil laid out by a knowledgeable insiderPublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Informative but very confusing trying to keep up with all the names involved in this huge plot.Published 19 months ago by MCM