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by Anne Garrles,Anne Garrels

  • ISBN: 1681680688
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Anne Garrles,Anne Garrels
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HighBridge Audio; Unabridged edition (March 15, 2016)
  • ePub book: 1793 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 721

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Anne Garrels burrows deep into the heartland and enlists a diverse cast of authentic Russians to show why . Putin Country is, as the subtitle states, a journey into the real Russia. It's as if a traveler, rather than visit New York City, visited some Midwest city to see what makes America tick.

Anne Garrels burrows deep into the heartland and enlists a diverse cast of authentic Russians to show why Putin happened, how he remains popular, and what might threaten his hold on power. In Chelyabinsk, one learns of the daily routines and challenges that confront millions of Russians outside the bigger metropolises of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Short-listed for the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize. In Putin Country, Garrels crafts an intimate portrait of Middle Russia. We meet upwardly mobile professionals, impassioned activists who champion the rights of orphans and disabled children, and ostentatious mafiosi. We discover surprising subcultures, such as a vibrant underground gay community and a circle of determined Protestant evangelicals.

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More than twenty years ago, longtime NPR correspondent Anne Garrels began to visit the region of Chelyabinsk, an aging military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow. Her goal was to chart the social and political aftershocks of the USSR's collapse. On her trips to an area once closed to the West, Garrels discovered a populace for whom the new democratic freedoms were as traumatic as they were delightful. The region suffered a severe economic crisis in the early 1990s, and the next twenty years would only bring more turmoil as well as a growing identity crisis and antagonism toward foreigners. The city of Chelyabinsk became richer and more cosmopolitan, even as corruption and intolerance grew more entrenched. In Putin Country, we meet upwardly mobile professionals, impassioned activists, and ostentatious mafiosi. We discover surprising subcultures, such as a vibrant underground gay community and a group of determined evangelicals. And we watch doctors and teachers try to cope with a corrupt system. Drawing on these encounters, Garrels explains why Vladimir Putin commands the loyalty of so many Russians, even those who decry the abuses of power they encounter from day to day.

Comments

Whiteseeker Whiteseeker
Russians are an enigma to most Americans. Most know little about the history of the Russian people and their sufferings during World War II. A few more are aware of the privations the Russian people suffered under the Soviet system. I have even met people who still think the Communists are in charge in Russia. The tendency is to cast all Russians as some how anti-Western, anti-Capitalist and anti-American. This books gives a realistic picture of one slice of post-Communist Russia in the Age of Putin by a respected journalist who knows Russia well.

Modern Russia and contemporary Russians are a product of a complex history. Russia has no real traditions of Western style democracy, at least during the historical eras, Renaissance, Enlightenment and the modern Industrial Revolution within which representative democracy emerged. Instead, Russians knew autocratic rule by Tsars, revolution and Communist Dictatorship. Democracy does not spring out of nothing. From an evolving parliament in England to the town hall meetings of New England, our ancestors slowly built traditions of self-government. Russia has little of that sort of tradition upon which to build. Most westerners seem unaware that the Russian suspicion and even hostility to the west grows from the real historical experience of being invaded by various Western Countries determined to seize Russian territory and at least in the Middle Ages force the Russian people to convert from Russian Orthodoxy to Roman Catholicism. Swedes, Germans, Poles, Lithuanians, Napoleon, Finns and Hitler have all had a go at Russia and all left a legacy of great suffering and misery. The view of many Russians is that no good comes to Russia or its people from the West.

Anne Garrels has covered Russia as a correspondent for many years. She speaks Russians. She has Russian friends who both respect and trust her. Garrels not only interviews Russians she offers a sympathetic picture of their lives. Her work of interpreting their lives attempts to offer insights into why some Russian tolerate Putin though they may dislike him while others consider him the God sent savior of Russia from collapse and the wicked intentions of the Western Powers to dominate their country politically, economically and culturally. It is a complex world that Russians inhabit and Anne Garrels opens a window that is both empathetic to the needs of the people while critical of the failings of their political and so called "State Capitalist" systems. Some of her friends are pro-Western while others are suspicious of Western intentions. Some have achieved success in the new Russia while others struggle to survive in an economic whirlwind that left them behind. All receive a fair hearing from an American friend who seeks to convey the unique Russian experience to Americans and other English speaking allies. Our politicos might deal with the Russian more effectively if they had a better sense of how current actions raise the spectre of past threats in the Russian Psyche. Reading this book might be a good start.
LoboThommy LoboThommy
This is a brilliant book. I have read hundreds of books, papers and articles that attempt to give the reader insight into on society or another. I recall no other account, that so gave me a feel for the heart of a country, the heart of a people.

Ms. Garrels shows us much of Russia, humanizing a distant, murky and menacing place. The drug addicts, scientists, mayors, social workers and all the rest mostly speak for themselves, but the author is not afraid to frame someone's statement with historical context or offer a tart or sympathetic personal observation. As an American Foreign Service Officer (career diplomat), I lived in eight countries. I wish I could have read a book like *Putin Country* about each of them before I got there.
godlike godlike
Putin Country is, as the subtitle states, a journey into the real Russia. It's as if a traveler, rather than visit New York City, visited some Midwest city to see what makes America tick. In Chelyabinsk, one learns of the daily routines and challenges that confront millions of Russians outside the bigger metropolises of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

The author, one of America's most intrepid journalists, is uniquely qualified to identify contemporary issues facing Russians. She has experience, as well as language and country expertise rarely seen in reporters who have dealt with Russia. She has the courage to challenge and overcome the obstacles thrown up to thwart her seeking the truth about the real Russia. Together with this, she has the sensitivity to portray her contacts as human beings who share the desires and needs of us all.

Putin Country will become a standard on early 21st century Russia and its people who are still struggling to determine who they are.
Akirg Akirg
This was especially interesting for me since I lived and worked in rural Russia from 1992 - 1995. Like Chelyabinsk, where this story takes place, I was in a "closed village" in the far north, inside the Arctic Circle. I could definitely identify with many of the characters in this book, and felt like I knew many of them personally. This book will hold many surprises for most American readers regarding the Russians' attitudes toward Putin and his brand of governing. I am a strong believer that democracy is not necessarily the right form of government for all countries, and Russia could not survive if they had an American style democracy. They need a "strong man" in charge or they are completely lost. This is an excellent read and gives some great insight into many aspects of daily life in rural Russia, and how the people there think.