Coverart for item
The Resource A Russian diary : a journalist's final account of life, corruption, and death in Putin's Russia, Anna Politkovskaya ; translated by Arch Tait ; foreword by Scott Simon

A Russian diary : a journalist's final account of life, corruption, and death in Putin's Russia, Anna Politkovskaya ; translated by Arch Tait ; foreword by Scott Simon

Label
A Russian diary : a journalist's final account of life, corruption, and death in Putin's Russia
Title
A Russian diary
Title remainder
a journalist's final account of life, corruption, and death in Putin's Russia
Statement of responsibility
Anna Politkovskaya ; translated by Arch Tait ; foreword by Scott Simon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Anna Politkovskaya, one of Russia's most fearless journalists, was gunned down in a contract killing in Moscow in the fall of 2006. Just before her death, Politkovskaya completed this searing, intimate record of life in Russia from the parliamentary elections of December 2003 to the grim summer of 2005, when the nation was still reeling from the horrors of the Beslan school siege. In A Russian Diary, Politkovskaya dares to tell the truth about the devastation of Russia under Vladimir Putin - a truth all the more urgent since her tragic death." "Writing with unflinching clarity, Politkovskaya depicts a society strangled by cynicism and corruption. As the Russian elections draw near, Politkovskaya describes how Putin neutralizes or jails his opponents, muzzles the press, shamelessly lies to the public - and then secures a sham landslide that plunges the populace into mass depression. In Moscow, oligarchs blow thousands of rubles on nights of partying while Russian soldiers freeze to death. Terrorist attacks become frequent events. Basic freedoms dwindle daily. And then, in September 2004, armed terrorists take more than twelve hundred hostages in the Beslan school, and a different kind of madness descends."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Politkovskai︠a︡, Anna
Dewey number
947.086
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK510.763
LC item number
.P655 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tait, A. L
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politkovskai︠a︡, Anna
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Chechni︠a︡ (Russia)
Label
A Russian diary : a journalist's final account of life, corruption, and death in Putin's Russia, Anna Politkovskaya ; translated by Arch Tait ; foreword by Scott Simon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The death of Russian parliamentary democracy: December 2003 -- March 2004 -- Part 2. Russia's great political depression: April-December 2005 -- Part 3. Our winter and summer of discontent: January-August 2005 -- Am I afraid?
Control code
133153954
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xv, 369 pages
Isbn
9781400066827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)133153954
Label
A Russian diary : a journalist's final account of life, corruption, and death in Putin's Russia, Anna Politkovskaya ; translated by Arch Tait ; foreword by Scott Simon
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The death of Russian parliamentary democracy: December 2003 -- March 2004 -- Part 2. Russia's great political depression: April-December 2005 -- Part 3. Our winter and summer of discontent: January-August 2005 -- Am I afraid?
Control code
133153954
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xv, 369 pages
Isbn
9781400066827
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)133153954

Library Locations

    • Journalism LibraryBorrow it
      102 Reynolds Jrnlism Institute, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
      38.947290 -92.328025
Processing Feedback ...