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"Putin's Kleptocracy - Who Owns Russia?"

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Former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar, Karen Dawisha, presented her new book "Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?" with Elizabeth A. Wood joining her as a discussant. The book traces Putin's sudden rise to power and examines the network of individuals who rose to power and riches along with him. Dawisha’s provocative new study further addresses the nature of Putin’s power vertical and the endemic corruption that accompanies his system.



  • Karen Dawisha

    Former Public Policy Scholar
    Walter E. Havighurst Professor and Director, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University
  • Elizabeth A. Wood

    Professor of Russian and Soviet History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology