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Red Notice : How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy - Bill Browder

Red Notice

How I Became Putin's No. 1 Enemy

Paperback Published: 11th February 2016
ISBN: 9780552170321
Number Of Pages: 480

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November 2009. An emaciated young lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, is led to a freezing isolation cell in a Moscow prison, handcuffed to a bed rail, and beaten to death by eight police officers. His crime? To testify against the Russian Interior Ministry officials who were involved in a conspiracy to steal $230 million of taxes paid to the state by one of the world's most successful hedge funds. Magnitsky's brutal killing has remained uninvestigated and unpunished to this day. His farcical posthumous show-trial brought Putin's regime to a new low in the eyes of the international community. Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths. Bill Browder - the hedge fund manager who employed Magnitsky - takes us on his explosive journey from the heady world of finance in New York and London in the 1990s, through his battles with ruthless oligarchs in the turbulent landscape of post-Soviet Union Moscow, to his expulsion from Russia on Putin's orders.

Browder's graphic portrait of the Russian government as a criminal enterprise wielding all the power of a sovereign state illuminates his personal transformation from financier to human rights activist, campaigning for justice for his late lawyer and friend. With fraud, bribery, corruption and torture exposed at every turn, Red Notice is a shocking but true political roller-coaster that plays out in the highest echelons of Western power.

About the Author

Bill Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005, when he was denied entry to the country after exposing widespread corruption. Since 2009, when his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was murdered in Russian police custody, he has been leading a global campaign to expose human rights abuses endemic in Russia. Consequentially, the 'Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act' was signed into US law in 2012, imposing visa bans and asset freezes on certain officials involved in Magnitsky's death. Browder is currently working to have similar legislation passed across the European Union and Canada.

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True story about corruption in Russia which is very topical at the moment. The extent of the corruption will surprise even the most cynical reader.

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An exciting tale of redemption and spiritual awakening

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Bill Browder loses his financial empire and true to his family history, becomes a campaigner for justice. He realises real power lies in non-violence. He exposes the rot in Russia through personal vulnerability, telling stories and relentless truth seeking.

Perth

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I would buy this product again !

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Enthralling and very enlightening with regards to Russia s corrupt government and its leader Putin .

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Everyone should read this book

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This is such an eye ipener into the world of financial corruption.

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I have recommended this book to so many people.

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The book was a real page turner, the reader is constantly thinking about how much the Putin government is corrupted. How they are able to control so much that happens out of Russia and to how they were able to control so many of their own people. The hero is the young lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, he thought that once he was able to testify against the Russian Interior Ministry officials, wrongs could be corrected. It is amazing how many Billionaires there are in Russia. To read about their excessive lifestyles and how they thought it was alright to enforce fear into people, and were rewarded for their efforts.

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"Reads like a classic thriller, with an everyman hero alone and in danger in a hostile foreign city ... but it's all true, and it's a story that needs to be told." * Lee Child *
"The story of Sergei Magnitsky's life and death is a shocking true-life thriller, and Bill Browder was the man to write it." * Tom Stoppard *
"A sizzling account of Mr Browder's rise, fall and metamorphosis from bombastic financier to renowned human-rights activist ... Reads more like a financial thriller than a real-life story." * The Economist *
"An unburdening, a witness statement and a thriller all at the same time ... Electrifying ... One heck of a read." -- Giles Whittell * The Times *
"An expose of years of state-sponsored torture and murder ... this story of courage combined with a dash of obsessiveness is about the real here and now." -- Sonia Purnell * The Independent *

ISBN: 9780552170321
ISBN-10: 0552170321
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 11th February 2016
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.7  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1