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Published on: May 19, 2016
Storm in Moscow
How Putin Became President

The 1999 Russian apartment bombings were the greatest political provocation since the burning of the Reichstag.

David Satter has written about Russia for four decades. He is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep, from which this essay is adapted, is his fourth book.
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