The Man Without a Face is the chilling account of how a low-level, small-minded KGB operative ascended to the Russian presidency and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress, making his country once more a threat to her own people and to the world.
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On April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 264 others. In the ensuing manhunt, Tamerlan Tsarnaev died, and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, was captured and ultimately charged on 30 federal counts. Yet long after the bombings and the terror they sowed, after all the testimony and debate, what we still haven't learned is why. Why did the American dream go so wrong for two immigrants?
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The heroic story of Pussy Riot, who resurrected the power of truth in a society built on lies. On February 21, 2012, five young women entered the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. In neon-colored dresses, tights, and balaclavas, they performed a “punk prayer” beseeching the “Mother of God” to “get rid of Putin.” They were quickly shut down by security, and in the weeks and months that followed, three of the women were arrested and tried, and two were sentenced to a remote prison colony. But the incident captured international headlines, and footage of it went viral.
In einer Wahl, die nicht mehr als eine Farce ist, kehrt Wladimir Putin am 1. März 2012 in das Präsidentenamt Russlands zurück...
"Matters of Privacy", by Margaret Talbot; "The Revenge of Rand Paul", by Ryan Lizza; "The Weight of Words", by Masha Gessen; and "Theydunnit", by Anthony Lane.
Denne lydbog om Putin rummer den russisk-amerikanske journalist Masha Gessens uautoriserede biografi over Vladimir Putin. Den tegner et portræt af en underordnet, men skruppelløs og magtsyg KGB-agent, som gennem manipulation og brutalitet er blevet den mægtigste mand i Rusland. I 1999 blev den forholdsvis ukendte Vladimir Putin premierminister og umiddelbart efter præsident for Rusland. Vesten var begejstret for det nye ansigt i Kreml.
"Meget sigende bog."
"The Soviet Union Is Gone. Why Do Lenin Statues Remain?" is from the June 13, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Masha Gessen and narrated by Caroline Miller.