Pages: 256
Subject: Current Affairs, Politics
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: Illustrations, maps


Putin, Power and the Rise of the New Russia

Marshall Goldman

A story of oil and gas, corruption and naked power, this book traces the rise of the Russian oil economy from its origins in the nineteenth century right through to Vladimir Putin's determined efforts to rein in the oil oligarchs, re-nationalize Russia's industries, and pay off its international debt.
9781851687473 (1 May 2010)
RRP £9.99

The Book

Russia's spectacular recovery and reassertion of its superpower status is nothing short of an economic and political miracle. Marshall Goldman, one of the world's leading authorities on Russia, uncovers a gripping tale of intrigue, corruption, greed, patronage, nepotism, and oligarchy as Russian oil and gas drive its economy and reignite its traditional great power ambitions.

Based on extensive research, including several interviews with Vladimir Putin, this dramatic page-turner is the incredible story of one country's unprecedented, meteoric return to the world stage.

Additional Information

Subject Current Affairs, Politics
Pages 256
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations Illustrations, maps


About the Author

Marshall Goldman is Professor of Economics Emeritus at Wellesley College and Senior Scholar at the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University. An internationally recognized authority on Russian history, politics, and economics, he has met with Mikhail Gorbachev and Vladimir Putin, and has advised former President George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush on Russian affairs. His many other publications include Lost Opportunity: What has Made Economic Reform in Russia so Difficult, and The Piratization of Russia: Russian ReformGoes Awry. He has also written for such publications as Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker, and is a regular contributor to the Russian newspapers, Moscow News and The Moscow Times.

Marshall Goldman and his wife, Merle, a Professor Emerita of Chinese History at Boston University, are the parents of four children and currently reside in Wellesley, Massachusetts.