Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ten top books on Vladimir Putin's Russia

Michael Honig is a former surgeon and lives in England. The Senility of Vladimir P. is his first novel. One of Honig's top ten books on Vladimir Putin's Russia, as shared at the Guardian:
The Man without a Face by Masha Gessen

One of many books tracing the rise and crimes of Putin, Gessen’s appeals for the interweaving of her personal story with Putin’s progressive domination of Russian society. In one unforgettable scene, Gessen, a journalist, is called in for a meeting by Putin, who is unaware that her excoriating critique of him has already been published abroad. Her account of the brief flowering of hope after the disputed parliamentary elections of December 2011 – followed by the inevitable crackdown – is particularly poignant.
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see: ten books that explain Russia today and five top books on Putin and Russian history.

--Marshal Zeringue