Kicking the Kremlin

Russia's New Dissidents and the Battle to Topple Putin
x-large
Author(s): Marc Bennetts
Original Publish Date: Feb 06, 2014
Product Number: EB00651717
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781780743493
Please log in to view pricing

Description

In the freezing winter of 2011, in what was a watershed moment, 100,000 took to Moscow's streets to protest Putin's landslide election victory amid widespread allegations of corruption and vote-rigging. A few months later, Pussy Riot hit headlines around the world when they were arrested following their anti-Putin demonstration in a Russian Orthodox cathedral. Now, Marc Bennetts takes us straight to the beating heart of the opposition movement, introducing a generation of Russian dissidents, all united by their hatred of Putin and his bid to silence all political adversaries. We meet a bustling cast of urban youth, blogging and tweeting to expose the injustices of the regime, and a rag-tag bunch of dissenters – from Bolshoi ballerinas to skinhead nationalists. Featuring interviews with everyone from Gary Kasparov to top Kremlin loyalists, this is the definitive guide to the vicious battle for Russia's soul.

Sign up for our email newsletter