It took me a while to finish this book, but last night, I did. I admit the author was a little over my head, but the glimpses that I did get into Russia’s corrupt political system were fascinating. I can’t imagine living in a place where the police are bought and paid for, where poverty is everywhere and crime is so prevalent.
It’s not that the US doesn’t have these same issues, but the book makes it clear to me that it is exponential so in Russia. Bribes, for instance, are commonplace.
The book talks about how Putin has pretty much turned the country into a reality show, where news networks show only what is approved by the Kremlin.
I loved the ending of the book, because everything was tied together nicely and it became evident that Putin was to blame for much of the corruptness in Russia.