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Books

Rich Russians: From Oligarchs to Bourgeoisie

The lives of wealthy people have long held an allure to many, but the lives of wealthy Russians pose a particular fascination. Having achieved their riches over the course of a single generation, the top 0.1 percent of Russian society have become known for ostentatious lifestyles and tastes. Nevertheless, I argue in this book that
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Born This Way (Russia’s Alien Nations)

By ,1 August 2019 Billionaire, and to a lesser extent Brigada, point the way out of the New Russian paradigm and into something more respectable.  Sasha Belyi needed to launder more than simply his money; he needed to clean up his backstory.  Andrei Gumilev, essentially a superhero, embodies the culture’s wish-fulfillment fantasy regarding its superrich:
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