A journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators and oligarch revolutionaries.This is a world erupting with new money and new power, changing so fast it breaks all sense of reality, where life is seen as a whirling, glamorous masquerade where identities can be switched and all values are changeable. It is home to a new form of authoritarianism, far subtler than 20th century strains, and which is rapidly expanding to challenge the global order.
An extraordinary audiobook - one which is as powerful and entertaining as it is troubling - Nothing is True and Everything is Possible offers a wild ride into this political and ethical vacuum.
Winner of the £10,000 Ondaatje Prize, described by judge Kate Adie as an ‘exuberant exposure’, with the ‘grotesque pursuit of money conveyed in glittering, trenchant prose’.
©2015 Peter Pomerantsev (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
""" riveting portrait of the new Russia."" (Tina Brown)""Pomerantsev is one of the most brilliant observers of Putin's Russia ... an electrifying, terrifying book."" (Anne Applebaum)""Unflinching, tragic and profound."" (AD Miller, author of SNOWDROPS)"
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I found this a compelling reading of life in Putin's Russia. The world weary TV producer introduces us to a cast of characters each with a story to tell. There is much that is sad and sometimes shocking . A cracking pace prevents it from becoming mournful . Useful for anyone interested in politics, journalism and the Russians .
"post modern distopia"
Convincing argument that Russia is a cross between a fuedal and post modern state. A nightmarish reality where even the wealthy can fall foul of the mafia like state. All in a country with an economy half that of California but with a nuclear arsenal to rival anyone. Scary stuff. Enjoyable and educational listen told through the experiences of different people.
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