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Vladimir Putin

Head of State (born 7-Oct-1952)


Padma Desai. Conversations on Russia: Reform from Yeltsin to Putin. Oxford University Press. 2006.

Masha Gessen. The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. Penguin. 2012. 304pp.

Marshall I. Goldman. Petrostate: Putin, Power, and the New Russia. Oxford University Press. 2008. 256pp.

Boris Kagarlitsky. Russia Under Yeltsin and Putin: Neo-Liberal Autocracy. Pluto Press. 2002. 312pp.

Anton Steen. Political Elites and the New Russia: The Power Basis of Yeltsin's and Putin's Regimes. Routledge/Curzon. 2003. 240pp.

Peter Truscott. Putin's Progress: A Biography of Russia's Enigmatic President, Vladimir Putin. London: Simon & Schuster. 2004. 370pp.


  1. Killer, Kleptocrat, Genius, Spy: The Many Myths of Vladimir Putin
    Russia's role in Trump's election has led to a boom in Putinology. But do all these theories say more about us than Putin?
    by Keith Gessen. The Guardian, 22-Feb-2017.

  2. Private Bank Fuels Fortunes of Putin's Inner Circle
    by Steven Lee Myers; Jo Becker; Jim Yardley. The New York Times, 27-Sep-2014.


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