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  • How are reviewers describing this item?
    russian, new, modern, good and great.
  • Our engine has profiled the reviewer patterns and has determined that there is minimal deception involved.
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  • Our engine has discovered that over 90% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 271 reviews as of our last analysis date on Jan 31 2020.
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This book is a fantastic insight into the weird that is Russia. Highly recommended if you want to understand just how unsettlin...  Read More

Least positive reviewquestion

This is where America is headed when we are so willing to believe fake news and a man who simply tells you to believe him.

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Incredible and insightful account of one man's story and experience. Reads like fiction but isn't. HIGHLY recommend.

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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    If you live in the us in the era of the trump regime, this is a painful book to read, even though the us is seldom mentioned and trump not once.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Written in 2014, the book details the british author's more than 10 years spent as a documentary filmmaker working for russian tv networks.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Although raised in the uk, pomerantsev is a child of russian dissident parents who fled the country while it was still under communist rule.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    While still commonplace notions in most of the west, they are anything but in putin's russia.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    While much more entertaining than they used to be under soviet rule, the core function of russian media has not changed.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Pomerantsev, by his account, didn't want to do empty reality tv.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The opposition parties are created by the government to maintain the fiction of democracy, and the independent media are all part of the same web of oligarchical ownership as the rest of the economy.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Putin was a kgb bureaucrat who somehow emerged out of the turbulence of the late 1990's, after the soviet union had collapsed overnight in 1991 and the country had quickly turned into a free-for-all of scrambling for the spoils of the new crony capitalist state.

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