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Putin's Olympics : The Sochi Games and the Evolution of Twenty-First Century Russia (Hardcover) (Robert

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This book examines President Vladimir Putin’s Olympic project as a window into understanding the workings of Russia today. It argues that Putin’s top-down approach to the Olympics is an illustrative case study of his leadership style for Russia as a whole. The book highlights the history of Russia’s involvement with the Olympic movement and explains why the Games are important to Putin and his political system. It discusses the various debates surrounding the history of Sochi, and goes on to examine the political, security, business, ethnic, societal, and international components that define this upcoming mega-event. The book looks at what the Sochi Olympics tells us about Russia’s current political and economic systems and how they are likely to evolve after the games.

This book examines President Vladimir Putin?s Olympic project as a window into understanding the workings of Russia today. It argues that Putin?s top-down approach to the Olympics is an illustrative case study of his leadership style for Russia as a whole. The book highlights the history of Russia?s involvement with the Olympic movement and explains why the Games are important to Putin and his political system. It discusses the various debates surrounding the history of Sochi, and goes on to examine the political, security, business, ethnic, societal, and international components that define this upcoming mega-event. The book looks at what the Sochi Olympics tells us about Russia?s current political and economic systems and how they are likely to evolve after the games.

Number of Pages: 135
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Olympics
Series Title: BASSES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Robert W. Orttung & Sufian N. Zhemukhov
Language: English
Street Date: February 8, 2017
TCIN: 16188460
UPC: 9780415823722
Item Number (DPCI): 247-28-0278

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