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  • About David Satter

    The new book by the American writer and journalist, David Satter, "The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin," was published in May by the Yale University Press. In it, he recounts the history of post-communist Russia through the prism of the provocations and acts of terror carried out by the leadership under both Yeltsin and Putin against Russia's own people. He argues that the only salvation for Russia is honesty about the past and the creation of a system grounded in universal moral values.

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    The nature of the Russian government is a mystery for the West. Are war and provocation the Kremlin's chief tools? Is Vladimir Putin a continuation of Yeltsin?

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    The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia's Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin.
     

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