Putin is very much the new Tsar… One of the most informed contemporary experts on Russian affairs interprets this complex personality who is shaping the new world order.
International tension, the Ukrainian crisis, the Syrian crisis and, latterly, Donald Trump’s election have brought Putin to the forefront on the world stage. Since he achieved supreme power in 2000, his aura has done nothing but grow. This current affairs book goes beyond plaudits and opinions, and aims to decipher this phenomenon by taking many different approaches. These include his psychological analysis and his career as a political leader, but also his country’s geography and history. Putin is just like Russia itself, with its paranoia and weaknesses, its fantasies and strengths.
But this book also makes revelations about an unusual personality, his entourage, his personal life, his system and his methods, not to mention his connections with oligarchs and the secret services.
Upending common preconceptions and political correctness, Putin from A to Z paints an unexpected picture of Russia’s strongman facing the shock of Donald Trump’s election, which will change the future of our planet.
Vladimir Fédorovski has been a diplomat, a promoter of Perestroïka and a close witness to this pivotal period. He writes in French and his books have become international bestsellers, sold in translation in 28 countries. In 2014, he devoted his first book to the rise of the current president, Poutine, l’itinéraire secret (1952-2000). This is the second part of his enquiry (2000-2017).
La tension internationale, la crise ukrainienne, le retour à une nouvelle guerre froide, la crise syrienne et, dernièrement, l’élection de Donald Trump, ont porté la personnalité de Poutine au pinacle. Depuis son arrivée au pouvoir suprême, en 2000, son aura n’a cessé de croître.
Par-delà les appréciations, ce livre propose de déchiffrer ce phénomène par le biais de multiples clefs et analyses : la psychologie de Poutine, sa carrière de leader politique, mais aussi la géographie et l’histoire de son pays. Poutine devient ainsi un refl et de la Russie, avec sa force et ses faiblesses, ses fantasmes et ses hantises. Mais c’est aussi un livre de révélations sur un personnage hors normes, sur son entourage, son système, sa vie personnelle et ses méthodes.
Bousculant les idées reçues et l’esprit politiquement correct, Poutine de A à Z dessine le portait inattendu de l’homme fort de la Russie.