Publisher: PublicAffairs; 1st edition (February 2002)
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an excellent investigative marrative: How six normal Soviet males rose to the head of Russia's battered financial system. David Hoffman, former Moscow bureau leader for The Washington submit, sheds mild onto the hidden lives of Russia's such a lot feared energy agents: the oligarchs. targeting six of those ruthless males Hoffman unearths how a number of avid gamers controlled to take over Russia's cash-strapped economic system after which divvy it up in loans-for-shares offers. ahead of perestroika, those males have been general Soviet voters, caught in a dead-end process, claustrophobic residences, and lengthy bread traces. yet as Communism loosened, they discovered gaps within the financial system and reaped large fortunes via getting their arms on quickly cash. They have been marketers. because the executive weakened and their companies flourished, they grew greedier. Now the stakes have been better. The kingdom was once auctioning off its personal resources to the top bidder. The tycoons cross on wild borrowing sprees, taking billions of bucks from gullible western creditors. in the meantime, Russia is increase a debt bomb. while the ruble eventually collapses and Russia defaults, the tycoons try and keep themselves by means of hiding their resources and working for protection. They flip opposed to one another as each faces a stark choice-annihilate or be annihilated. the tale of the outdated Russia used to be spies, dissidents, and missiles. this can be the hot Russia, the place civil society and the guideline of legislation have very little that means.