ON-Lion Letter
The 20th Century has entered history as an age of tyrants.  Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Mao Zedong.  In Encounter Books' The Corporation:  Russia and the KGB in the Age of President PutinYuri Felshtinsky and Vladimir Pribylovsky expose a new type of tyrant. 

While dictators of the past have been self-motivated and self-appointed, Vladimir Putin was handpicked for power by Russia’s newest ruling class, the Federal Security Service (FSB), according to Felshtinsky and Pribylovsky.  As in the handover of executive power in any large corporation, it was the desire of the "shareholders" that Putin would guarantee their rights in the new corporate republic.

Felshtinsky is a Russian historian and author.  Pribylovsky is a Russian historian, journalist, and human-rights advocate.

The Corporation, starting with the ashes of the KGB and moving on through the oil tycoons of the Boris Yeltsin era, traces the development of the Russian Federation’s strange new ideology, revealing how members of Russia's ruling class have adopted the mantra of capitalism -- so hated in the old Soviet ideology.  The Russian ruling class now thinks and behaves as the world's most-ruthless corporation.

From acts of domestic terrorism and political assassinations to windfalls in billions of dollars worth of shares in state-owned companies, the book unveils the shocking truth about Putin’s reign and the team of FSB agents who serve him loyally.

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.
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