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The long hangover : Putin's new Russia and the ghosts of the past, Shaun Walker

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The long hangover : Putin's new Russia and the ghosts of the past
Title
The long hangover
Title remainder
Putin's new Russia and the ghosts of the past
Statement of responsibility
Shaun Walker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Long Hangover , Shaun Walker provides a deeply reported, bottom-up explanation of Russia's resurgence under Putin. By cleverly exploiting the memory of the Soviet victory over fascism in World War II, Putin's regime has made ordinary Russians feel that their country is great again.Shaun Walker provides new insight into contemporary Russia and its search for a new identity, telling the story through the country's troubled relationship with its Soviet past. Walker not only explains Vladimir Putin's goals and the government's official manipulations of history, but also focuses on ordinary Russians and their motivations. He charts how Putin raised victory in World War II to the status of a national founding myth in the search for a unifying force to heal a divided country, and shows how dangerous the ramifications of this have been.The book explores why Russia, unlike Germany, has failed to come to terms with the darkest pages of its past: Stalin's purges, the Gulag, and the war deportations. The narrative roams from the corridors of the Kremlin to the wilds of the Gulags and the trenches of East Ukraine. It puts the annexation of Crimea and the newly assertive Russia in the context of the delayed fallout of the Soviet collapse.The Long Hangover is a book about a lost generation: the millions of Russians who lost their country and the subsequent attempts to restore to them a sense of purpose. Packed with analysis but told mainly through vibrant reportage, it is a thoughtful exploration of the legacy of the Soviet collapse and how it has affected life in Russia and Putin's policies
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • November 15, 2017
  • November 01, 2017
  • September 25, 2017
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Library Journal Starred Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Shaun
Dewey number
947.086
Index
index present
LC call number
DK510.23
LC item number
.W35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
The long hangover : Putin's new Russia and the ghosts of the past, Shaun Walker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD17347107
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
vii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780190659240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190659240
  • (OCoLC)982093035
Label
The long hangover : Putin's new Russia and the ghosts of the past, Shaun Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD17347107
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
vii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780190659240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190659240
  • (OCoLC)982093035

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