Benjamin Bidder: The Putin Generation. DVA Verlag (Paperback, Social & Cultural Studies, History)

The Putin Generation

Understanding the new Russia

A Spiegel book

Original Title: Generation Putin

Paperback, with flaps, 336 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04744-1
€ 16.99 [D] | € 17.50 [A] | CHF 23.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: September 12, 2016
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Rights sold to: Romania (Humanitas)

Benjamin  Bidder - The Putin Generation


Between protest and conformity: the portrait of a generation that will determine Russia's future

When they were born, the Soviet Union was already part of history. Take Lena from Smolensk, for example, who reveres Putin and is dreaming of a career in politics; or the Kremlin critical journalist Vera, who is longing for more democracy; then there is wheelchair-user Alexander, who is hoping to be able to lead an independent life one day.

What they have in common is the fact that they are part of the "Putin generation", that they are children of the present system growing up with stormy times ahead. Many of today's young Russians are torn between East and West; between their longing for a strong leader on the one hand and their dream of a different, a freer life on the other. Their stories reflect the dramatic development of Russia during the last 25 years, from the end of the Soviet world power to the country's revitalisation under Vladimir Putin.

In this impressive portrait, Spiegel correspondent Benjamin Bidder has drawn a surprisingly different picture of present-day Russia and shows a generation set out to change their country.

"A fascinating and engaged study of young people on the search for their place in the eye of the political storm."

schwä (Schwäbische Zeitung)


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