ANOTHER LOOK INTO PUTIN'S SOUL
Translated by Arch Tait
Hudson Institute Washington, DC, 2006
"The US President even
claimed he could look into Putin's soul. I wonder how he managed to do
that. In all my many involuntary encounters with the KGB, an officer's
soul was one thing I failed to spot."
VLADIMIR BUKOVSKY, Cambridge, UK
"Andrei Piontkovsky is not only a penetrating analyst of the
Russian scene. He is also a pleasure to read. He writes with a
compressed elegance, a penetrating irony that combines wit with a
rapier-like brutality. He makes you laugh even as you wonder at the
audacity with which he goes after the actors on the Russian political
and economic scene. The criticisms of the Russian scene in this book of
occasional writings are sometimes exaggerated, even intemperate. But
they are always stimulating, always illuminating, and often prescient."
SIR RODRIC BRAITHWAITE, HM Ambassador to
"When you read someone like Piontkovsky, you can see why they
YURI AFANASIEV, Rector, Russian State
University for the Humanities, Moscow
"Andrei Piontkovsky is one of Russia's most original analysts.
Although he is sometimes controversial - I myself don't always agree
with what he writes - there is no disputing his sincerity, talent and
deep concern over what is happening in Russia."
MIKHAIL KASIANOV, former Prime Minister of the
"Gems of satire and political analysis, Andrei Piontkovsky's
essays reflect the heart of a Russian patriot with a strong sense of
universal justice. Avoiding narrow nationalism in his compelling views
on Russia's place in the world, he has produced a book worthy of wide
GENERAL WILLIAM E. ODOM
Former Director, US National Security Agency
"He is a profound thinker whose definitions and interpretations of the
events in our lives have quite simply become part of the canon of
Russian political thought."
ANDREI ILLARIONOV, former adviser to President