Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia

By | July 13, 2019
Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia Author Peter Pomerantsev
ISBN-10 1610396006
ISBN-13 9781610396004
Year 2015-11-10
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher PublicAffairs
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In the new Russia even dictatorship is a reality show Professional killers with the souls of artists would be theater directors turned Kremlin puppet masters suicidal supermodels Hell s Angels who hallucinate themselves as holy warriors and oligarch revolutionaries welcome to the glittering surreal heart of twenty first century Russia It is a world erupting with new money and new power changing so fast it breaks all sense of reality home to a form of dictatorshipfar subtler than twentieth century strainsthat is rapidly rising to challenge the West When British producer Peter Pomerantsev plunges into the booming Russian TV industry he gains access to every nook and corrupt cranny of the country He is brought to smoky rooms for meetings with propaganda gurus running the nerve center of the Russian media machine and visits Siberian mafia towns and the salons of the international super rich in London and the US As the Putin regime becomes more aggressive Pomerantsev finds himself drawn further into the system Dazzling yet piercingly insightful Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible is an unforgettable voyage into a country spinning from decadence into madness

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