The strongman : Vladimir Putin and the struggle for Russia / Angus Roxburgh.
by Roxburgh, Angus.Material type: BookPublisher: London : New York : I.B. Tauris ; Distributed in United States and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2012Description: xiv, 338 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781780760162; 1780760167.Other title: Vladimir Putin and the struggle for Russia.Subject(s): Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952- | Presidents -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography | Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991-DDC classification: 947.086 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-332) and index.
The secret policeman's ball -- Courting the West -- The battle for economic reform -- The darker side -- New Europe, old Europe -- Putin Mark II -- Enemies everywhere -- A new Cold War -- Media, missiles, Medvedev -- The descent into war -- Resetting relations with the West -- The strongman and his friends -- Tandemology.
Russia under Vladimir Putin has proved a prickly partner for the West, a far cry from the democratic ally many hoped for when the Soviet Union collapsed. Abroad, Putin has used Russia's energy strength as a foreign policy weapon, while at home he has cracked down on opponents, adamant that only he has the right vision for his country's future.