9781610390552

The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia's Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB

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  • ISBN13:

    9781610390552

  • ISBN10:

    1610390555

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/13/2011
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
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Summary

The security services have played a central--and often mysterious--role at key turning points in Russia during the tumultuous years following the Soviet collapse: from the Moscow apartment house bombings and theater siege, to the war in Chechnya and the Beslan school massacre. In this riveting investigation, two intrepid journalists penetrate the secret world of the FSB and illustrate how the security services have evolved into a ruthless, violently powerful force that is inextricably woven into modern Russia's fundamental makeup, and has become more shadowy than its predecessor, the Soviet KGB.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
The FSB Regains Power
Introductionp. 3
The Dawn of a New Era: The Birth of the FSBp. 9
Friends in High Places: Cultivating the Security Servicesp. 23
"The Interests of the State Demand It": Spymariap. 35
The Threat Within: Infiltrating Countermovementsp. 49
Targeting Extremism: The Rise of "Watchdog Surveillancep. 63
Living Off the Fat of the Land: The New Elitep. 75
The Love of the Game: The FSB and National Sportp. 83
The Renaissance of Yuri Andropovp. 91
The Propaganda Machine: Image-Making and the FSBp. 101
The Secret Undergroundp. 117
Lefortovo Prisonp. 125
Response to Terrorism
The Nord-Ost Siegep. 135
The Beslan Crisisp. 155
The Russian Responsep. 165
Extrajudicial Killingsp. 179
Activity Abroad
Assassinationsp. 193
FSB Intelligencep. 209
Hackersp. 227
Conclusionp. 239
p. 243
p. 247
Acknowledgmentsp. 251
Notesp. 255
Indexp. 285
About the Authorsp. 301
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