Putin's Russia

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Putin's Russia is a political commentary book by the late Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya about life in modern Russia.wikipedia
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Anna Politkovskaya

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Putin's Russia is a political commentary book by the late Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya about life in modern Russia.
In 2004, she published Putin's Russia, a personal account of Russia for a Western readership.

Putinism

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Politkovskaya argues that Russia still has aspects of a police state or mafia state, under the leadership of Vladimir Putin.
"Vladimir Putin's Russia is a new phenomenon in Europe: a state defined and dominated by former and active-duty security and intelligence officers. Not even fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, or the Soviet Union – all undoubtedly much worse creations than Russia – were as top-heavy with intelligence talent", said intelligence expert Marc Gerecht.

Counterintelligence state

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Politkovskaya argues that Russia still has aspects of a police state or mafia state, under the leadership of Vladimir Putin.

Mafia state

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Politkovskaya argues that Russia still has aspects of a police state or mafia state, under the leadership of Vladimir Putin.

Business oligarch

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She describes particular areas in Russia dominated and operating under insensitive companies or cold oligarchs that resemble brutal mafia bosses, with ex-military and special services personnel to aid them.

Chechnya

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She condemns routine kidnappings, murders, rape, and torture of people in Chechnya by Russian military, exemplified by Yuri Budanov.

Yuri Budanov

Yury Budanov
She condemns routine kidnappings, murders, rape, and torture of people in Chechnya by Russian military, exemplified by Yuri Budanov.

Pacific Fleet (Russia)

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She mentions the decayed state and minimally financed conditions of the Russian Pacific Fleet and nuclear arsenal in Vladivostok.

Serbsky Center

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She describes the persistence of the infamous Moscow Serbsky Institute of psychiatry and Dr. Tamara Pechernikova, who was notorious for torturing Soviet dissidents in "psikhushkas" of the 1960s and 1970s, often using drugs such as haloperidol.

Soviet dissidents

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She describes the persistence of the infamous Moscow Serbsky Institute of psychiatry and Dr. Tamara Pechernikova, who was notorious for torturing Soviet dissidents in "psikhushkas" of the 1960s and 1970s, often using drugs such as haloperidol.

Psikhushka

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She describes the persistence of the infamous Moscow Serbsky Institute of psychiatry and Dr. Tamara Pechernikova, who was notorious for torturing Soviet dissidents in "psikhushkas" of the 1960s and 1970s, often using drugs such as haloperidol.

Haloperidol

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She describes the persistence of the infamous Moscow Serbsky Institute of psychiatry and Dr. Tamara Pechernikova, who was notorious for torturing Soviet dissidents in "psikhushkas" of the 1960s and 1970s, often using drugs such as haloperidol.

New Russians

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She tells the story of Pavel Fedulev, a petty criminal who became "the leading industrialist and deputy of the legislature", as a prototype "New Russian".

Federal Security Service

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Politkovskaya accuses Vladimir Putin and FSB of stifling all civil liberties and promoting corruption to further the establishment of an authoritarian regime, but tells that "it is we who are responsible for Putin's policies" in the conclusion:

Assassination of Anna Politkovskaya

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She had authored several books about the Chechen wars, as well as Putin's Russia, and received numerous international awards for her work.

Human rights in Russia

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Anna Politkovskaya described in her book Putin's Russia stories of judges who did not follow "orders from the above" and were assaulted or removed from their positions.

A Russian Diary

According to Viv Groskop of The Guardian, A Russian Diary has a stronger emphasis on politics compared to A Dirty War and Putin's Russia, and therefore is "less moving and immediate".

Chekism

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