An urgent analysis of the battle between Russia and the West and an exposé of Putin’s Russia, by a former Kremlin insider.
“I’m a fairly calm fellow; I don’t usually get wound up about things. But I was, let’s say, concerned when I tuned into the Moscow Echo radio station and heard that the Kremlin had put a price on my head. The announcement didn’t quite say ‘dead or alive’. But it came close…”
—Mikhail Khodorkovsky, March 2021
“A disturbing account that peels back the layers of the Putin regime to reveal the corruption and violence at the core . . . Authoritative, essential reading.”
—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
“[A] valuable resource for understanding how modern Russia came to be.”