The Oligarchs: Wealth & Power in the New Russia

4.12 avg rating
( 559 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781586480011: The Oligarchs: Wealth & Power in the New Russia
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Chronicles how six Russian businessmen attempted to transform the Russian economy from socialism to capitalism.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

David Hoffman joined The Washington Post in 1982, and covered the Reagan and Bush presidencies as a White House correspondent. After serving as diplomatic correspondent and Jerusalem correspondent, he moved to Russia to head the Post's Moscow bureau. He recently returned to Washington to become the Foreign Editor.

From Library Journal:

There seems to be little question that the handful of men who became wealthy and powerful after the demise of the Soviet Union were greedy to the point of being criminal. Matthew Brzezinski's Casino Moscow, Chystia Freeland's Sale of the Century: Russia's Wild Ride from Communism to Capitalism, and Paul Klebnikov's Godfather of the Kremlin: Boris Berezovsky and the Looting of Russia do a good job of documenting the chicanery. What shaped the character of the so-called oligarchs? How did the decaying Soviet system influence such a diverse group of men? Hoffman, former Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post, digs into the background of the six main oligarchs e.g., Boris Berezovsky of the All Russian Automobile Alliance (AVVA), one of Vladimir Putin's main backers, and Anatoly Chubias, former chair of Gazprom and founder of NTV (Novoe Televidenie, or "New Television") identifying the events that made each of them so predatory and so influential. Several characteristics are common to each. They all lived restless lives. They began to take advantage of the decaying system by starting capitalist ventures called "co-ops." They were experts at building social capital among the powerful government leaders. And, as Hoffman claims, most significantly, each man had "an ability to change." The book is not a prescriptive work but a fine descriptive volume that illuminates current Russian politics and finance. Recommended for public and academic libraries. Harry Willems, Southeast Kansas Lib. Syst., Iola
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781610390705: The Oligarchs: Wealth And Power In The New Russia

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1610390709 ISBN 13:  9781610390705
Publisher: PublicAffairs, 2011
Softcover

9781586482022: The Oligarchs: Wealth And Power In The New Russia

Public..., 2003
Softcover

9781903985267: The Oligarchs

Public..., 2002
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David E. Hoffman
Published by PublicAffairs (2002)
ISBN 10: 1586480014 ISBN 13: 9781586480011
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PublicAffairs, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1586480014

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.45
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Hoffman, David E.
Published by PublicAffairs
ISBN 10: 1586480014 ISBN 13: 9781586480011
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Sooner Fine Books
(Tulsa, OK, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PublicAffairs. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1586480014 New. Seller Inventory # JUNE8-2018-0087

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

David E. Hoffman
ISBN 10: 1586480014 ISBN 13: 9781586480011
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ABC
(Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: Brand New. New. Seller Inventory # A4506

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 40.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

David E. Hoffman
Published by PublicAffairs (2002)
ISBN 10: 1586480014 ISBN 13: 9781586480011
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PublicAffairs, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111586480014

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 55.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

David E. Hoffman
ISBN 10: 1586480014 ISBN 13: 9781586480011
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-1586480014

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 93.38
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

David E. Hoffman
Published by PublicAffairs (2002)
ISBN 10: 1586480014 ISBN 13: 9781586480011
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PublicAffairs, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1586480014

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 108.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

David E. Hoffman
Published by PublicAffairs (2002)
ISBN 10: 1586480014 ISBN 13: 9781586480011
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PublicAffairs, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1586480014n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 197.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds