Putin's Exiles: Their Fight for a Better Russia (Paperback)

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The future of Russia lies outside the country

Since Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine, some one million Russians have fled the country and gone into exile. Motivated by opposition to the war, by guilt for their country's deeds, by personal hatred for the Tsar-like Putin, and by a vision of a better Russia, shorn of autocracy, the exiles have mounted an organized resistance to Putin's rule.

The resistance includes followers of Putin opponent Alexei Navalny, dissident Russian Orthodox priests, and journalists feeding Russians back home the kind of coverage that Kremlin-controlled media censors. Most aggressively, some exiles are actively aiding the Ukrainian fight against Russia's armed forces in hopes of hastening Russia's defeat and Putin's demise.

Based on travels to exile communities in Armenia and Georgia, as well as extensive interviews with exiles living in England, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States, Paul Starobin, a veteran analyst of Russia, takes the measure of this rebellion--and its potential to fix a nation plagued by revanchist imperial dreams. Putin's Exiles is an indispensable work for anyone trying to understand Russia today--to go beyond Putin's propaganda and the tightly controlled narrative inside the country and look outside its borders to the diaspora of Russian exiles, who are imagining and fighting for the future of their country.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798987053607
Publisher: Columbia Global Reports
Publication Date: January 30th, 2024
Pages: 126
Language: English