Between Two Fires Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia

Winner of The Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2021

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Publisher's Synopsis

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING In this penetrating exploration of contemporary Russia, Joshua Yaffa meets a variety of Russians - from politicians and entrepreneurs to artists and historians - who have built their careers and constructed their identities in the shadow of the Putin system. Torn between their own ambitions and the omnipresent demands of the state, each has found that compromise is essential for survival and success. Between Two Fires is an intimate and probing portrait of a nation much discussed but little understood, and an urgent lesson about the nature of modern authoritarianism.

Book information

ISBN: 9781783783724
Publisher: Granta Publications
Imprint: Granta Books
Pub date:
Edition: Winner of The Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2021
DEWEY: 947.08640922
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 254g
Height: 129mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 24mm