Book cover for Kremlin Winter

Kremlin Winter



20 August 2020
432 pages
Imprint: Picador


Robert Service, our pre-eminent Kremlinologist, does not offer a lot of new gossip about Putin. He does not believe in demonising the Russian leader. Rather, in a piece of superb analysis, he sets out how Putin the man was swallowed up by the machine he created.
The book has many qualities, not least in ambitious breadth, covering domestic politics, foreign policy, economics and military matters . . . makes for comprehensive introductory reading for those new to the subject. And in the way of any good book, it will be provocative for those already well versed in it.
Substantial, well-documented . . . One of our most accomplished, erudite and prolific historians of modern Russia.
A masterful portrait of Putin and Russia