REQUIRED READING FOR UNDERSTANDING WTF IS HAPPENING IN RUSSIA

for Book Riot

Prior to the 2016 presidential election, the majority of my “knowledge” about Russia came from the television show, The Americans. I peripherally followed the prosecution of Pussy Riot and had some general knowledge of the Cold War from Rachel Maddow’s book, Drift, but I hadn’t made an effort to learn more about the realities of Putin’s Russia. Now that the CIA and FBI agree Russia interfered in our presidential election, I decided to brush up on my knowledge of Putin’s rise and modern day Russia. This is by no means a complete list–-feel free to add suggestions for further reading in the comments.

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich

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