David Satter

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  • The less you know, the better you sleep

    Russia's road to terror and dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin

    Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XVI-221 p.)
    Description : Note : Bibliogr. p.195-209
    Abstract : In December 2013, David Satter became the first American journalist to be expelled from Russia since the Cold War. The Moscow Times said it was not surprising that he was expelled, "it was surprising it took so long." Satter is known in Russia for having written that the apartment bombings in 1999, which were blamed on Chechens and brought Putin to power, were actually carried out by the Russian FSB security police. In this book, Satter tells the story of the apartment bombings and how Boris Yeltsin presided over the criminalization of Russia, why Vladimir Putin was chosen as his successor, and how Putin has suppressed all opposition while retaining the appearance of a pluralist state. As the threat represented by Russia becomes increasingly clear, Satter's description of where Russia is and how it got there will be of vital interest to anyone concerned about the dangers facing the world today
    Édition : New Haven : Yale university press

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  • It was a long time ago, and it never happened anyway

    Russia and the communist past

    Description matérielle : 1 vol. (xii, 383 p.)
    Description : Note : Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-364) and index
    Abstract : Russia today is haunted by deeds that have not been examined and words that have been left unsaid. A serious attempt to understand the meaning of the Communist experience has not been undertaken, and millions of victims of Soviet Communism are all but forgotten. In this book the author, a former Moscow correspondent and longtime writer on Russia and the Soviet Union, presents a striking new interpretation of Russia's great historical tragedy, locating its source in Russia's failure fully to appreciate the value of the individual in comparison with the objectives of the state. He explores the moral and spiritual crisis of Russian society. He shows how it is possible for a government to deny the inherent value of its citizens and for the population to agree, and why so many Russians actually mourn the passing of the Soviet regime that denied them fundamental rights. Through a wide-ranging consideration of attitudes toward the living and the dead, the past and the present, the state and the individual, the author arrives at a distinctive and important new way of understanding the Russian experience
    Édition : New Haven : Yale University press , c2012


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