Putin’s People is an amazing insight of Russian president Vladimir Putin. The Book explains the rise of Putin from KGB and the roles he played in the kremlin.
Catherine Belton (writer of “Putin’s People”) uses wide variety of sources from state, witnesses and insiders. In her single combine she lays the challenges and abiding threat to the western world.
The foreign politicians stated that “Putin’s people” is a story of Russia’s KGB (Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti meaning “Committee for state security”) that seized Kremlin (fortified complex in the Centre of Moscow) and runs the state like goons. The Writer describes Putin’s hijacking of KGB’s illegal activities like smuggling, money laundering and unethical spying networks to build a state that controls economic, media and legal system in present Russia. Putin made himself rich through dirty money to control the state, undermine it and corrupt the west.
There are plenty of scribbled good works on Putin’s rise. However there is scarcity in public’s knowledge about Putin’s history in KGB, or his life in Dresden, Germany. Putin himself saw the breaking of Soviet Union into Present Russia and has also written about encountering it. He believed that Soviet Union fail to brute force led the present situation of Russia.
Western historians describe Dresden as an area of cold war and Putin as a low-level official. His Allies in KGB hinted him as key role player in soviet illicit programs.
According to Belton, KGB was provided international terrorism support by the East German stasi. Dresden was the meeting point for Russia’s KGB to direct terrorist and smuggling networks. Putin’s meeting with terrorist as a red level army and was the front face of liberation of Palestine.
By 1991, Putin returned to his hometown Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). Putin met his former law professor Anatoly Sobchak, who was then the mayor of the city. Putin worked as a deputy there. Sobchak’s interest to administer the city decreased over time and Putin was later given the control. His professor asked him to bring back the wealthy status of the city in any possible way and to navigate the city chaos. Putin not only headed the post but also he developed alliance with his old network in KGB and local criminal groups to hand out the licenses, build front companies, and create slush fund to bankroll projects and benefit themselves.
On holding the Presidential post of Russia the power were made concrete. Soon after becoming president he arrested the popular tycoons, media personalities and politicians of the state and created an era of fear among them. He now became impeaching the governors by removing their seats from upper chamber and removed institutional election of governors. He created a rubber stamp single party system and channelised the courts, laws and economic systems.
In 2004 the richest man of Russia, Mikhail Khodorkovsky was arrested who owned the Yukos oil company and gas firms. His arrest led shock to the whole land through Russian business community. From then the private sector feared of being arrested at any time and decided to be under the right wing of kremlin.
From his time Putin well knew that the west were easy to corrupt no matter officials or legal firms or judgements. In the book Belton mentions that Donald Trump was surrounded by Russian organized crimes in late 1980s. While Belton avoids Trumps conspiracy with Russian security officials. Unlike US banking laws regarding real estate was exempted to report suspicious activity which led the rise in corruption.
Putin’s People is real world growth of Russia from soviet with huge role of Putin in the economic forum with the western world for himself and for the state too. The increase in power of the modern day Russia and Putin as the Super power in the world. The Power would have been grown to much wider spectrum in the service to development and growth following the ethics.