Vladimir Putin

Putinism: The Ideology

For too long, Vladimir Putin was dismissed as a thuggish or thoughtless authoritarian leader. But the institutional and ideological underpinnings of Putinism are quite sophisticated.

This Strategic Update from Philippe Roman Chair Anne Applebaum analyses them. 

In a state where authority is still vested in personalities, not in institutions, the Russian president’s vision of his country, his understanding of its history, his training as a KGB officer and his personal experience of life in the Soviet Union now have an incalculable impact on Russian political life.

Read the Strategic Update:

Putinism: The Ideology

About the author

Anne Applebaum is a columnist for the Washington Post, covering US and international politics, as well as a historian. She is the author of Gulag: A History, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction and Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956

Biography from time of publication.

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