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  • Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible

  • The Surreal Heart of the New Russia
  • By: Peter Pomerantsev
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
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Professional killers with the souls of artists, would-be theater directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, suicidal supermodels, Hell's Angels who hallucinate themselves as holy warriors, and oligarch revolutionaries: welcome to the glittering, surreal heart of 21st-century Russia. It is a world erupting with new money and new power, changing so fast it breaks all sense of reality, home to a form of dictatorship far subtler than 20th century strains, that is rapidly rising to challenge the West.

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  • By Elle Kay on 11-25-16

A fascinating read about media in Putin's Russia

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Reviewed: 12-14-16

A really interesting look at how the Russian central authority has adapted control of the media since the fall of Soviet Russia. It is an important cautionary tale for Western democracies trying to grapple with the rise of authoritarianism, a loss of faith in mainstream journalism and an epidemic of fake news.

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