Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia
Resurrection plunges the reader directly into the thick of events so that one all but feels Yeltsin's breath upon one's face - he is drunk one day, in command the next, as volatile as the fragmented country he tries to lead. Remnick's new Russia springs to life through vivid portraits of its players: the half-Jewish anti-Semite Zhirinovsky, "a hater, a crank, a nut"; the young (and purged) economist Yegor Gaidar, champion of "shock therapy" and market reform; Vladimir Gusinsky, Russia's Citizen Kane ("a first-generation capitalist living in a jungle world with few rules or restraints"); Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who returned from a twenty-year exile to find a country freed from communism but still steeped in misery - and nostalgia. These portraits emerge against a background dominated by the war in Chechnya, which Remnick visits in a bloody and unforgettable chapter, and a Moscow in turbulent transition.
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But it was clear that Korzhakov was a leading member of the “party of war”
advising Yeltsin to abandon democratic niceties and use the “iron hand” to
impress an electorate grown weary of chaos and cynical about the prospects for
a liberal ...
Moreover, his loyalty to his bodyguard, the former auto mechanic Aleksandr
Korzhakov, had only intensified. Over time, Korzhakov had stayed with Yeltsin
through all his trials: his firing from the Politburo in 1987, his stand against the
coup in ...
Yeltsin was certainly not prepared to jettison Soskovets and Korzhakov, but he
agreed, in effect, to establish a parallel campaign team, which would work just
one floor below Korzhakov's crew in the President Hotel. The new team, led by ...
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RESURRECTION: The Struggle for a New RussiaUser Review - Kirkus
It would be hard for New Yorker writer Remnick to do anything quite as good as his Pulitzer Prizewinning Lenin's Tomb (1993), but his study of Russia since 1991 shows all the restless intelligence ... Read full review
Resurrection: the struggle for a new RussiaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In this follow-up to Lenin's Tomb (LJ 6/15/93), which focused on the collapse of the USSR, Remnick concentrates on the post-Soviet scene and its prospects. We meet a rich variety of personalities ... Read full review
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