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The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia

David Hoffman, former Moscow bureau chief for The Washington Post, sheds light onto the hidden lives of Russia’s most feared power brokers: the oligarchs. Focusing on six of these ruthless men Hoffman reveals how a few players managed to take over Russia’s cash-strapped economy and then divvy it up in loans-for-shares deals.

Before perestroika, these men were normal Sovie

Before perestroika, these men were normal Soviet citizens, stuck in a dead-end system, claustrophobic apartments, and long bread lines. But as Communism loosened, they found gaps in the economy and reaped huge fortunes by getting their hands on fast money. They were entrepreneurs. As the government weakened and their businesses flourished, they grew greedier. Now the stakes were higher. The state was auctioning off its own assets to the highest bidder. The tycoons go on wild borrowing sprees, taking billions of dollars from gullible western lenders. Meanwhile, Russia is building up a debt bomb. When the ruble finally collapses and Russia defaults, the tycoons try to save themselves by hiding their assets and running for cover. They turn against each other as each one faces a stark choice–annihilate or be annihilated.

The story of the old Russia was spies, dissidents, and missiles. This is the new Russia, where civil society and the rule of law have little or no meaning.
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    Nick

    Aug 05, 2015

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    Watching Vladimir Putin preside over the opening of the Sochi Olympics, a glorious spectacle that pointedly included the hammer-and-sickle era, it was difficult to recall just what kind of chaos had descended on Russia during the nineties, a bare decade-and-a half before. David E. Hoffman’s “The Oligarchs” is a pertinent reminder of just what it took for Russia to emerge from the collapse of the Soviet empire. He focuses here on the emergence, seemingly overnight, of immense fortunes in banking,

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    Mike

    Jun 07, 2012

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    Like Hoffman’s book The Dead Hand which concerns the Cold War and the Soviet’s efforts at biological and nuclear weapons, The Oligarchs both boasts and suffers from Hoffman’s skills and lack thereof in certain areas. There is no question that Hoffman is an astute researcher: in both books, he has dug up information that perhaps no other author writing in English has ever taken into account and there is probably no better, more-detailed, a book on the rise of the core group of oligarchs in Yeltsi

    So what’s not to like? Well, where Hoffman suffers in both books is a bad habit of restating things over and again and also in some cases not going into enough detail on something interesting while instead wasting print going into something not so interesting, even if he’s already touched on it once or twice already. A good example is how early into the book he explains what Gosplan was about three times in the spane of around 50 pages. Granted, I know a good amount about Russian history myself and read fluent Russian, but still there are places where you have to question what gets great attention and what doesn’t. In the case of The Dead Hand Hoffman made some minor factual errors too and my background in Russian economics isn’t that great so I can’t say I spotted anything in this book, but there could be similar errors. The ones he made on the Cold War were small and fairly unimportant, but still things he could have fact-checked before the book went to press (an example being how he describes Chequers Court as Margaret Thatcher’s country estate when in fact it’s a retreat for the prime minister and owned by the government, much as is Camp David in the USA). Small things, but in books so deep you have to wonder how many errors of this sort lurk about.

    This is, therefore, really more of a three-star book than a four-star one, but I will be kind today: it’s the best work in English of its kind and probably overall the least biased, when you factor in Russian works on the same topic. It’s necessary reading for anyone interested in how the current Russian economy developed under Putin and why things evolved as they did under Yeltsin. So I have to recommend this book—and I recommend the one on the Cold War, too—but wish Hoffman was just a bit better a writer than he is: he’s established himself as the core writer in English on these topics in any depth so it would be nice to have someone of the caliber of, say, Stephen S. Hall (science journalist who wrote A Commotion in the Blood) in that position.
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    Frank Stein

    Mar 12, 2017

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    This book is a fascinating, if overlong, look at the corrupt billionaires that emerged unexpectedly out of the collapse of the Soviet state. Although the sprawling cast of secondary figures in the book summons the inevitable comparison to a Russian novel, David Hoffman focuses on just a handful of major characters, all of whom seemed destined for anonymity when Gorbachev began his “perestroika” campaign in 1985.

    Vladimir Gusinsky was a failed theater director driving a taxi when he decided to st

    Vladimir Gusinsky was a failed theater director driving a taxi when he decided to start a “cooperative” (or private company) to sell copper bracelets, which he then parlayed into a banking and media empire centered around Russia’s one independent television station, NTV. Alexander Smolensky was a former soldier and periodic anti-Soviet rebel (he printed his own Bibles for sale, although he was Jewish) who began some construction work for the Moscow government on the side, which he soon transformed into an industrial and especially banking empire. Boris Berezovsky was a hyperkinetic scientist at the Institute for Control Sciences when he began importing some Fiats for a state company and then started assembling an automobile empire. Mikhail Khodorkovsky was a “komosomol” or youth group, leader in the Mendeleev research institute, when he was allowed to create his own bank from which he got the funds to assemble the oil empire of Yukos. Hoffman also describes how Yuri Luzhkov, later Moscow mayor, and Anatoly Chubais, the economist and reformer, helped create the kind of government where these billionaires could flourish, often at the expense of the rest of the country.

    The oligarchs themselves had many similarities. Most were Jewish, and thus had been restricted from many careers and honors in the Soviet Union. Most were outraged at state control of their early cooperatives and thus created their own mini-banks to control their earnings, and it was from these banks that most of their profits emerged. Most relied on connections with early Communist leaders to attract government funds to their banks, or to give them control of state assets, and then earned a mint gambling on ruble fluctuations or exchanging underpriced Soviet commodities abroad. Most relied not so much on ownership of vital properties as extracting the profits and sending them to secret accounts. Finally, most of their banks were devastated in the 1998 Russian default, and then most were hounded by one of their own creations, Vladimir Putin, once he assumed power in 2000.

    Although Hoffman portrays the oligarchs with an understanding eye, he knows that much of what they did was detrimental to Russia. Tragically, however, they were often the only ones willing to resist the still powerful Communists or, later and too late, Putin. The book ends with Putin stealing NTV and driving Gusinsky from the country, but since it was published in 2002, it does not describe how Khodorkovsky was jailed on flimsy charges for over a decade by Putin, or how Berezovsky was driven from the country and possibly killed by Putin’s agents.

    Whatever one thinks of the oligarchs, they reshaped one of the most powerful countries on Earth for almost a decade, and then were driven out by one of their own creations. It’s a majestic and tragic story, well told here.
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