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Current History. 2016; 115783280–283 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2016.115.783.280
Published: 01 October 2016
...Alexander Etkind Three recent books about Russia and its authoritarian leader offer different theories on how a clique of former spies seized control. The worst answer is to blame the victim. The Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War , by Arkady Ostrovsky...
Current History. 2015; 114774278–281 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2015.114.774.278
Published: 01 October 2015
...Alexander Etkind [A]lthough the level of political control in Putin's Russia is not much different from what was typical for the late Soviet period, the means of control have changed entirely. Second in a series on public spheres around the world . © 2015 Current History. All rights reserved...