Putin's Oil: The Yukos Affair and the Struggle for Russia

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A&C Black, Feb 15, 2010 - Political Science - 311 pages
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'Putin's Oil' is the story of Russia's energy wars and their consequences for Moscow and the world. Written by Martin Sixsmith, former BBC Moscow correspondent, this book focuses on Mikhail Khodorkovsky, owner of Yukos, once the country's oil firm and considered the key to Russia's economy. The book aims to be an account of what led to Khodorkovsky's arrest, and its aftermath and far-reaching consequences. Martin Sixsmith has gained access to many of the key players in the case. The resulting book is both a thriller and political examination of Vladimir Putin's struggle to control Russia's stores of oil, through political maneuvering, conspiracy, deception, betrayal, and espionage.
 

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Contents

Introduction
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ONE
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TWO
15
THREE
43
FOUR
89
FIVE
145
SIX
187
SEVEN
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About the author (2010)

Martin Sixsmith is a journalist, writer, and broadcaster. He began working at the BBC in 1980 as a foreign correspondent, reporting from Moscow during the end of the Cold War, the era of Perestroika, and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

In 1997, he went to work for the government of Tony Blair as Director of Communications and Press Secretary to Harriet Harman and then to Alistair Darling. He then served as Director of Communication at the Department for Transport, Local Government, and the Regions.

Sixsmith is the author of two political novels, Spin and I Heard Lenin Laugh. He has also published an account of the Litvinenko murder, The Litvinenko File, and made a documentary film in 2008 exploring the legacy of the KGB in today's Russia and the FSB.