Petrostate putin power and the new russia marshall i goldman on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in the aftermath of the financial collapse of august 1998 it looked as if russias day as a superpower had come and gone that it should recover and reassert itself after less than a decade is nothing short of an economic and political miracle. It presents an insiders look at russias energy industry and how it has been manipulated by russias leaders putin in particular there are some scary insights here for instance did you know that 40 of europes gas supply comes straight from russias gazprom fields imagine what kind of political power that gives to the russian government. Russias economy had declined by 40 percent during the early part of the 1990s and had suffered a financial collapse in 1998 since putin took power as prime minister in 1999 and as president in 2000 the russian economy has grown every year since would russia be any different if putin had not come to power. Russias swift resurrection from the ashes of financial ruin in 1998 to energy superpower in 2010 what he calls the russian miracle this second paperback edition of petrostate putin power and the new russia is simultaneously scholarly and breezy precise and dare i say it loose it reviews analyzes and explains russias. Ing how dependent on russia they have become as each year they rely more and more on russian natural gas imports gazprom and by exten sion the russian government are already beginning to enjoy a power over their european neighbors far beyond the dreams of the former romanov czars or the communist party general secretaries president 1
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