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Putin’s People: A Times Book of the Year 2021 Hardcover – 16 April 2020

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‘This is the most remarkable account so far of Putin’s rise … Groundbreaking … several hair-raising revelations … Relentless and convincing. There are gobsmacking moments … This is a superb book’

‘A fearless, fascinating account … Reads at times like a John le Carré novel… A groundbreaking and meticulously researched anatomy of the Putin regime, Belton’s book shines a light on the pernicious threats Russian money and influence now pose to the west’

‘Modern Russia in full, horrifying technicolour … this riveting, immaculately researched book is arguably the best single volume written about Putin, the people around him and perhaps even about contemporary Russia itself in the past three decades’

‘Books about modern Russia abound … Belton has surpassed them all. Her much-awaited book is the best and most important on modern Russia. It benefits from a meticulous compilation of open sources, but also from the accounts of disillusioned Kremlin insiders, former business cronies and some remarkably candid people still high up in the system. The result is hair-raising.

‘An outstanding exposé of Putin and his criminal pals … [A] long-awaited, must read book’

‘Arguably the biggest story of the 21st century so far. In forensically unravelling it, journalist Catherine Belton has done a great service, producing a book that western experts on modern Russia acknowledge as vital to our understanding of the Putin phenomenon’

‘A serious, absolutely timely warning. No book has documented the Russian president’s leadership so indefatigably and compellingly’

‘Meticulously researched and superbly written; terrifying in its scope and utterly convincing in its argument … The Putin book that we've been waiting for’

‘An extraordinarily important book’

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A Times Book of the Year 2021

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ William Collins (16 April 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 640 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0007578792
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0007578795
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 970 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.9 x 4.5 x 24 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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Catherine Belton is the former long-serving Moscow Correspondent for the Financial Times. She has previously reported on Russia for Moscow Times and Business Week. In 2008, she was shortlisted for Business Journalist of the year at the British Press Awards. She lives in London.

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