Crooks and killers.' Vladimir Bukovsky, ObserverThe Age of Assassins describes in gripping detail how Vladimir Putin destroyed democracy in Russia after his rise to President from an unpromising start as a Berlin KGB officer exporting East-German lingerie to supplement his income. Under the guise of manipulated elections, he and a few hundred secret service agents looted Russia's wealth through fake news and sophisticated cheating, co-operation with the Russian mafia and oligarchs, right up to murder with state-of-the-art poisons that leave no trace.
Yuri Felshtinsky previously wrote Blowing up Russia with Alexander Litvinenko, whose 2006 assassination Vladimir Putin 'probably approved' according to the Litvinenko Public Inquiry of 20 January 2016. Vladimir Pribylovsky was found dead a week before the Litvinenko Inquiry Report came out.