In the freezing winter of 2011, in what was a watershed moment, 100, 000 took to Moscowas streets to protest Putinas 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 a 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 Russiaas soul.Russiaa#39;s New Dissidents and the Battle to Topple Putin Marc Bennetts ... Gessen, The Man without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin (New York: Riverhead Books, 2012; Kindle edition). .14. ... Interestingly, the Kremlin removed its reference to a#39;any other citizensa#39; from the English-language transcript of the text. .21.
|Title||:||Kicking the Kremlin|
|Publisher||:||Oneworld Publications - 2014-02-06|