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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221265383
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 464
Size : 153 x 240 mm
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The Black Book of Vladimir Putin

, Collectif,

Release date : 10/11/2022
On February 24th 2022, Vladimir Putin launched a military assault against Ukraine, a decision that would shatter the economy and the balance of power on a European as well as on a global level but would also have tragic repercussions for the Russian people and the image of Russia in... On February 24th 2022, Vladimir Putin launched a military assault against Ukraine, a decision that would shatter the economy and the balance of power on a European as well as on a global level but would also have tragic repercussions for the Russian people and the image of Russia in the world. Having launched his attack based on the erroneous assumption of a swift and easy victory, Putin was surprised by the fierce resistance of the Ukrainian people as well as by the united front formed by the European countries and the United States, who rekindled their relationship with their old allies.   
But above everything else, this war has been generating innumerable human tragedies as well as material destruction on a massive scale, making us all wonder who Vladimir Putin is and what he wants. Who is this man that deliberately ignores all the history lessons to be drawn from the implosion of the USSR in 1991 and whose only dream is to rebuild the empire of the Tsars by using the totalitarian and exacting methods of the KGB? How did this “Homo sovieticus”, born in Leningrad in 1952 into a poor family, become the person he is now? Why did he develop this early fascination for the “heroic” work of the KGB? What were his activities until the implosion of the USSR? How did a mere lieutenant-colonel ascend to the highest office in post-soviet Russia?  Why did he initiate several harrowing wars, from Tchetchnia in 1998, followed by Georgia in 2008, to the 2014 annexation of Crimea and the Donbass war and finally his “military special operation” against the whole of Ukraine in February 2022? Beyond the massive rearmament of the Russian army, what is its real might? And for which reason did the conquest of Ukraine become his personal obsession?  
You will find the answers to these and many more burning questions in this work of French and Foreign experts on the USSR and Russia under the direction of Galia Ackermann and Stéphane Courtois.
 
 
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EAN : 9782221265383
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 464
Size : 153 x 240 mm
Robert Laffont