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Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia's New Nationalism

Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia's New Nationalism (Paperback)

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A fascinating study of the root motivations behind the political activities and philosophies of Putin's government in Russia Charles Clover, award-winning journalist and former Moscow bureau chief for the Financial Times, here analyses the idea of "Eurasianism," a theory of Russian national identity based on ethnicity and geography. Clover traces Eurasianism's origins in the writings of White Russian exiles in 1920s Europe, through Siberia's Gulag archipelago in the 1950s, the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, and up to its steady infiltration of the governing elite around Vladimir Putin. This eye-opening analysis pieces together the evidence for Eurasianism's place at the heart of Kremlin thinking today and explores its impact on recent events, the annexation of Crimea, the rise in Russia of anti-Western paranoia and imperialist rhetoric, as well as Putin's sometimes perplexing political actions and ambitions. Based on extensive research and dozens of interviews with Putin's close advisers, this quietly explosive story will be essential reading for anyone concerned with Russia's past century, and its future.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological21st century history: from c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Yale University Press Publication Date: 04/04/2017 ISBN-13: 9780300226454  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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American journalist Charles Clover is currently the Financial Times's China correspondent. In 2011 he received the Foreign Reporter of the Year Award at the British Press Awards.

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