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First Person : An Astonishingly Frank Self-Portrait by Russia's President Vladimir Putin - Andrei Kolesnikov

First Person

An Astonishingly Frank Self-Portrait by Russia's President Vladimir Putin

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Published: 14th April 2000
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The astonishingly frank and revealing self-portrait of the most powerful man in Russia, President Vladimir Putin.. Who is this Vladimir Putin? Who is this man who suddenly--overnight and without warning--was handed the reigns of power to one of the most complex, formidable, and volatile countries in the world? How can we trust him if we don't know him? First Person is an intimate, candid portrait of the man who holds the future of Russia in his grip. An extraordinary compilation of over 24 hours of in-depth interviews and remarkable photographs, it delves deep into Putin's KGB past and explores his meteoric rise to power. No Russian leader has ever subjected himself to this kind of public examination of his life and views. Both as a spy and as a virtual political unknown until selected by Boris Yeltsin to be Prime Minister, Putin has been regarded as man of mystery. Now, the curtain lifts to reveal a remarkable life of struggles and successes. Putin's life story is of major importance to the world.

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Prefacep. vii
Principle Figures in First Personp. ix
The Sonp. 1
The Schoolboyp. 13
The University Studentp. 27
The Young Specialistp. 45
The Spyp. 65
The Democratp. 83
The Bureaucratp. 123
The Family Manp. 147
The Politicianp. 163
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ISBN: 9781586480189
ISBN-10: 1586480189
Series: Publicaffairs Reports
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 14th April 2000
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 15.4  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1