Hardback Putin v. the people : the perilous politics of a divided Russia / Samuel A. Greene and Graeme B. Robertson.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780300238396 0300238398
The position on Putin held by ordinary Russians is considered, presenting the alleged everyman leader's support at a crossroads. A compellingly original account of Russian politics. A fascinating,bottom-up exploration of contemporary Russian politics that sheds new light on why Putin's grip on power is more fragile than we think "Putin v. the People wrestles with perhaps the central conundrum of contemporary Russia: the endurance of support for Putin amid deepening disillusionment with the present and pessimism about the future."-Daniel Beer, The Guardian What do ordinary Russians think of Putin? Who are his supporters? And why might their support now be faltering? Alive with the voices and experiences of ordinary Russians and elites alike, Sam Greene and Graeme Robertson craft a compellingly original account of contemporary Russian politics. Telling the story of Putin's rule through pivotal episodes such as the aftermath of the "For Fair Elections" protests, the annexation of Cri
vii, 287 pages ; 23 cm