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Vladimir Putin: The biography of the Tsar of Russia, his Rise to the Kremlin, War and the West (Politics)

Vladimir Putin: The biography of the Tsar of Russia, his Rise to the Kremlin, War and the West (Politics)

ISBN: 9789464901863
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Explore the enigmatic political journey of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, the formidable Russian leader whose influence has been felt across the globe. Born on October 7, 1952, Putin's trajectory from a career in the KGB, where he served as a foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, to becoming the President of Russia in 1999, marks a tale of strategic ascent and enduring dominance.

Delve into Putin's pivotal role in reshaping Russia's political landscape, holding continuous positions as president or prime minister since 1999. From his early days in Saint Petersburg to his role in the administration of President Boris Yeltsin, Putin's political prowess became evident. His presidency, marked by economic reforms and a robust growth rate, saw Russia confront internal conflicts, including the conflict with Chechen separatists. Witness Putin's return to power in 2012 amid allegations of fraud and protests, and his subsequent reelections in 2018 and beyond. His tenure has been defined by both economic achievements and controversies, from overseeing military conflicts with Georgia to the annexation of Crimea and military intervention in Syria.

However, Putin's leadership has sparked international condemnation, particularly for the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and the subsequent annexation of Ukrainian territories. The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Putin in March 2023, alleging war crimes during the conflict.

This book navigates through Putin's intricate political maneuverings, shedding light on the complex geopolitical landscape he has shaped, and the controversies surrounding his rule, including democratic backsliding, human rights violations, and accusations of corruption.

As the longest-serving Russian president, Putin's impact on Russia and the world is scrutinized, making this a compelling exploration of a leader whose legacy is both enduring and contentious.

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