Putin's Killers The Kremlin and the Art of Political Assassination
By Amy Knight
Ever since Vladimir Putin came to power, his critics have been turning up dead. According to Amy Knight, one of the West’s foremost scholars of the KGB, this is no coincidence. Here, she links together dozens of deaths, exposing a far-reaching campaign of killing that is even tied to the Boston Marathon bombing.
Russia is no stranger to political murder, from the Tsars and the Soviets through to the current regime, during which many journalists, activists, and political opponents have been slain. However convenient these deaths are for the Russian president, Kremlin defenders assert that there is no evidence against him. Because he controls all the murder investigations, Putin will never be seen holding a smoking gun.
With new information about the most famous cases—such as Alexander Litvinenko, Boris Nemtsov, and the Salisbury poisoning victims—Knight assesses Putin’s role in these deaths, and asks: is there nothing we can do to stop him?
“Amy Knight is one of the most meticulous and groundbreaking scholars of Soviet history.”Simon Sebag Montefiore
“A brave and important book. Amy Knight has an expert understanding of Russia, its spy agencies, and the dark state created by Vladimir Putin and his KGB cronies. Compelling.”Luke Harding, author of A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin’s War with the West
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- ISBN: 9781785905223
- 6 August 2019