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Storm in Moscow
How Putin Became President

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

Published on: May 19, 2016
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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