Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin

Mr Putin Operative in the Kremlin Who is Vladimir Putin Observers have described him as a man from nowhere someone without a face substance or soul Russia experts Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy argue that Putin is in fact a man of ma

  • Title: Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin
  • Author: Clifford G. Gaddy FionaHill
  • ISBN: 9780815723769
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Who is Vladimir Putin Observers have described him as a man from nowhere someone without a face, substance, or soul Russia experts Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy argue that Putin is in fact a man of many and complex identities Drawing on a range of sources, including their own personal encounters, they describe six that are most essential the Statist, the History Man,Who is Vladimir Putin Observers have described him as a man from nowhere someone without a face, substance, or soul Russia experts Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy argue that Putin is in fact a man of many and complex identities Drawing on a range of sources, including their own personal encounters, they describe six that are most essential the Statist, the History Man, the Survivalist, the Outsider, the Free Marketeer, and the Case Officer Understanding Putin s multiple dimensions is crucial for policy makers trying to decide how best to deal with Russia.Hill and Gaddy trace the identities back to formative experiences in Putin s past, including his early life in Soviet Leningrad, his KGB training and responsibilities, his years as deputy mayor in the crime and corruption ridden city of St Petersburg, his first role in Moscow as the operative brought in from the outside by liberal reformers in the Kremlin to help control Russia s oligarchs, and his time at the helm of a resurgent Russian state The authors examine the nature of the political system Putin has built, explaining it as a logical result of these six identities.Vladimir Putin has his own idealized view of himself as CEO of Russia, Inc But rather than leading a transparent public corporation, he runs a closed boardroom, not answerable to its stakeholders Now that his corporation seems to be in crisis, with political protests marking Mr Putin s return to the presidency in 2012, will the CEO be held accountable for its failings

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  • Description: From the KGB to the Kremlin: a multidimensional portrait of the man at war with the West. Where do Vladimir Putin's ideas come from? How does he look at the outside world? What does he want, and how far is he willing to go?The great lesson of the outbreak of World War I in 1914 was the danger of misreading the statements, actions, and intentions of the adversary. Today, Vladimir Putin has become the greatest challenge to European security and the global world order in decades. Russi [...]


  • An absorbing read that seeks to understand Putin despite the dearth of information available out there on him.Newly updated (to Nov 2014) Hill and Gaddy have put together a detailed book detailing how Putin’s ideology is formed directly from his life experiences. Whilst not unusual an interpretation in itself, Putin’s life was not a privileged upbringing of the likes of the many of the Western political elite. His was from the school of hard knocks on the mean streets of Soviet Leningrad and [...]


  • Hill and Gaddy provide a unique analysis of Vladimir Putin through his six major "identities". Overall it is a fair book, not the usual Putin-bashing that is so typical here. If you are interested in Russia and/or President Putin, you will probably enjoy it.


  • A certain kind of liar, when lying, will double down on enunciation, moving his or her mouth with extra vigor and precision for emphasis. Russian President Vladimir Putin lies regularly and frequently, usually adopting a particularly aggressive (or defensive) physical stance, whether standing or sitting, to brace for the whopper he is about to emphatically impart. I feel I speak for all Westerners who understand Putin in Russian when I say he is mystifyingly banal. To me, at least, it is an abso [...]


  • The idea behind Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin is enticing. Many recent books have endeavored to tap into the world’s interest in Russia’s leader, with varying results. An attempt at a psychological study might seem to stand apart, particularly when it so juicily breaks up Putin’s personality into six categories, each which could hold a piece to the puzzle of this mysterious yet globally prominent individual. It goes without saying that the shifty-eyed kid with the greasy lock of blon [...]


  • Important read, but repetitive.The West doesn't understand Putin - this book fills in the blanks. However, the authors do repeat themselves. The book could have used a better editor.


  • I ran across this at the library while waiting for a film to start, and am glad I did. Very interesting book about Putin as a character, and what events in his life likely shaped him and his political convictions. Divided into sections of things that shaped him, there is Putin the Statist, the History Man, the Survivalist, the Outsider, the Free Marketeer, The Case Officer, and then general info about the system, his time under Yeltsin, and the Stakeholders Revolt. Its not overly politicized and [...]


  • Five stars for a book about a politician seems a bit out of line. But the thing is that Hill and Gaddy have done an convincing portrait of a mystery man (he started in the KGB) and the operation he runs (the Kremlin) and the bind that he is in, by working largely through the public record, sifting it and coming up with a portrait of Putin that is certainly compelling and plausible and ending with an analysis of how modern Russia works and the problems it faces. This is a fine piece of sleuthing. [...]


  • Joe Biden once said this is the best book out there for understanding Vladimir Putin. He's right. Give it a read.


  • Well organized, well thought out, and outstanding intimate details. The research invested was phenomenal, I'm impressed. I loved how the chapters were organized into Putin's persona's. Everything flowed logically and builded upon each other. Overall, phenomenal read, and I hope to secure a personal copy for myself, instead of borrowing the library copy, because man oh man, do I have a lot of notes I want to take.


  • Interesting material and ideas but poorly written and disorganised. It took a lof of effort to wade throughdespite being interesting material.



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