They loved Putin and I can't see how they would have taken lightly the harsh criticisms that Politkovskaya expresses in this book.
For those who are unsure about what to make of Putin's Russia, this important little book, that punches way above its weight, will bring you up to date in a flash.
Especially Politkovskaya have written other books and articles on Chechnya, I think Chechnya has got too much coverage in the book, compared to other topics.
I do not recommend this book. Does not present a true picture of Putin and his accomplishments in Russia.Published 1 month ago by Lee Schuler
It is an interesting book only if you want to read about people's stories suffering the inequalities and atrocities of the early Putin's regime. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Edgar Iván
It is interesting how President Obama and Vladimir Putin operate in similar fashion. Putin has his "nomenklatura" and Obama has his "crony-Capitalists". Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joseph E. Filipczak
This book was a mind boggling detailed bare knuckled view of crony capitalism in Russia under Putin. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Matt Hollingsworth
A major Ruggian journalist was murdered one afternoon for writing and researching the stories of Russian government brutality especially about the abominal treatment of soldiers... Read morePublished 13 months ago by L. A. Brudner-white
It is surprising that a book institution like PW does not comprehend the world politics at all.
The review of "Putin's Russia" shows the ignorance and the provinciality of... Read more
I have met several Russians in my life, and whenever I ask them of their government, they always give qualified answers, full of intricacies and reservations. Read morePublished on September 11, 2011 by Newton Ooi
Ms. Politkovskaya exposes several layers of corruption and malfeasance in Putin's Russia.
She takes us through the disastrous war in Chechnya where Russian soldiers are... Read more
Apparently most of the reviewers skipped the author's note on page xiii where Politkovskaya states that she is not a political analyst, the purpose of the book is not to examine... Read morePublished on June 4, 2011 by th1nk cr1t1cally