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Author Clover, Charles, 1968-

Title Black wind, white snow : the rise of Russia's new nationalism / Charles Clover
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016
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Contents The most boring adventure ever -- The Silver Age -- The Short Summer -- The people here are nice -- Family trees -- Coals to Newcastle -- The big house -- GULAG -- A Soviet Virgil -- Paris 1990
Summary "In this important, thought-provoking work, journalist Charles Clover, former Moscow bureau chief for the Financial Times, attempts to shed light on the sometimes perplexing political actions and ambitions of Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Clover suggests that a nearly century-old ideology known as Eurasianism has taken hold in the region following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, with Putin a strong proponent. Originally formulated as a counter to Communism, Eurasianism posits a Russian national identity based not on politics but on geography and ethnicity, and it portends a stark and troubling future reality for Eastern Europe. Clover's eye-opening study explores the roots of Eurasianism, its growth, and its relationship to recent events, including the annexation of Crimea and the dramatic rise in Russia of anti-Western paranoia and imperialist sentiments. Based on extensive archival research and interviews with Putin's close advisors, as well as with politicians and academics in Russia and Ukraine, this timely study is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the political and social trajectories of Russia and the countries of the former USSR in the coming years"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952- -- Friends and associates.
Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952- -- Political and social views.
Eurasian school.
Nationalism -- Russia (Federation)
Political culture -- Russia (Federation)
Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- Philosophy.
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300223943 (electronic bk.)
9780300223941 (electronic bk.)