Kicking the Kremlin
Russia's New Dissidents and the Battle to Topple PutineBook - 2014
In a watershed moment during the freezing winter of 2011, 100,000 people took to Moscow's streets to protest Putin's party sweeping elections amid widespread allegations of corruption. A few months later, punk-rock band Pussy Riot hit headlines around the world when they were arrested following their anti-Putin demonstration in an Orthodox cathedral. Now, Marc Bennetts takes us straight to the beating heart of the opposition movement, introducing a brave new generation of Russian dissidents. We meet a bustling cast of urban youth, blogging and tweeting to expose the injustices of the regime, and their unlikely allies from Bolshoi ballerinas to black-clad Bolsheviks. Featuring interviews with activists and top Kremlin loyalists alike, this vivid and enthralling narrative is the definitive guide to the new Russia
Publisher: New York :, Oneworld Publications,, 2014.
Characteristics: 1 online resource.