Book review: Putin’s Kleptocracy

28 September 2014

Anna Borshchevskaya reviews Russian scholar Karen Dawisha’s new book, Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who owns Russia?

Anna writes that Dawisha's publication is based on years of research into Russia’s criminal circles and the KGB, and that she manages to show how Putin built a mafia-style system where “profound access to riches is provided in return for absolute loyalty” and where “Putin alone decides who and what will be profitable”.

This review can be read here.