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Putin

Putin's swamp

Luke Harding: Shadow state. Murder, Mayhem, and Russia's Remaking of the West

RUSSIA: This is a type of crime that has merged with political misrule up to a level where democracies are threatened in their foundations.

Russia without Putin

Tony Wood: Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the Cold War

RUSSIA: One day Putin will leave the Kremlin – but that will not change anything, writes Tony Wood in his book on power and continuity in today's Russia, where he attacks several well-known myths.