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Mobi ☆ The Rise of the Oligarchs and the Greatest Wealth in History ¸ Join or create book clubs The best selling author of Bringing Down the House 63 weeks on the New York Times best seller list and the basis for the hit movie 21 and The Accidental Billionaires the basis for the Academy Award winning film The Social Network delivers an epic drama of wealth rivalry and betrayal among megawealthy Russian oligarchs and its international repercussions Once Upon a Time in Russia is the untold true story of the larger than life billionaire oligarchs who surfed the waves of privatization to reap riches after the fall of the Soviet regime Godfather of the Kremlin Boris Berezovsky a former mathematician whose first entrepreneurial venture was running an automobile reselling business and Roman Abramovich his dashing young protégé who built a multibillion dollar empire of oil and aluminum Locked in a complex uniuely Russian partnership Berezovsky and Abramovich battled their way through the Wild East of Russia with Berezovsky acting as the younger man's krysha his roof his protectorWritten with the heart stopping pacing of a thriller but evencompelling because it is true this story of amassing obscene wealth and power depicts a rarefied world seldom seen up close Under Berezovsky's krysha Abramovich built one of Russia's largest oil companies from the ground up and in exchange made cash deliveries including 491 million in just one year But their relationship frayed when Berezovsky attacked President Vladimir Putin in the media and had to flee to the UK Abramovich continued to prosper Dead bodies trailed Berezovsky's footsteps and threats followed him to London where an associate of his died painfully and famously of Polonium poisoning Then Berezovsky himself was later found dead declared a suicide This is a well written thriller A book that can't be put down once you start reading it And it's a true story It gives a clearer view of what went on in Russia after the collapse of Communism in 1989 It opens up the true nature of the principle actors in the drama that followed and explains why Russians behave as they do in the world now as well as in the past Their society is dominated by powerful and brutal men Now I can see why a Stalin can come to power and hold on to it for so long The Russian people crave strong leadership even if it is illegal and brutal in Western eyes The book reads like a crime novel It makes Putin understandable today And to me raises uestions of whether the Russians can ever be effectively integrated into the larger global community They seem to be too easily dominated by a few ambitious and powerful men who use brutality and terror to get their way An excellent and swift read

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Once upon a Time in Russia Doc · Download ´ Eyltransferservices Ø [Ebook] ➨ Once upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs and the Greatest Wealth in History By Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk The best selling author of Bringing Down the House 63 weeks on the New The best selling author of Bringing Down the House 63 weeks on the New York Times best seller list and the basis for the hit movie 21 and The Accidental Billionaires the basis for the Academy Award winning film The Social Network delivers an epic drama of wealth rivalry and betrayal among megawealthy Russian oligarchs and its international repercussions Once Upon a Time in Russia is the untold true story of the larger than life billionaire oligarchs who surfed the waves of privatization to reap riches after the fall of the Soviet regime Godfather of the Kremlin Boris Berezovsky a former mathematician whose first entrepreneurial venture was running an automobile reselling business and Roman Abramovich his dashing young protégé who built a multibillion dollar empire of oil and aluminum Locked in a complex uniuely Russian partnership Berezovsky and Abramovich battled their way through the Wild East of Russia with Berezovsky acting as the younger man's krysha his roof his protectorWritten with the heart stopping pacing of a thriller but evencompelling because it is true this story of amassing obscene wealth and power depicts a rarefied world seldom seen up close Under Berezovsky's krysha Abramovich built one of Russia's largest oil companies from the ground up and in exchange made cash deliveries including 491 million in just one year But their relationship frayed when Berezovsky attacked President Vladimir Putin in the media and had to flee to the UK Abramovich continued to prosper Dead bodies trailed Berezovsky's footsteps and threats followed him to London where an associate of his died painfully and famously of Polonium poisoning Then Berezovsky himself was later found dead declared a suicid I was looking forward to this book after reading 'Red Notice how I became Putin's number one enemy' by Bill Browder That was a ip roaring read a true story told without a spare word Unfortunately I found this book disappointing I think the author tried too hard to give the story 'colour' reimagining scenes using florid overblown language which merely detracted from the tale I was surprised at some of the editorial slip ups too eg the word 'pinpoint' to describe the eyes of two different men within just a few pages The poor writing and style really detracted from what should have been an enthralling true story

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Once upon a Time in Russia The Rise of the Oligarchs and the Greatest Wealth in HistoryE The best selling author of Bringing Down the House 63 weeks on the New York Times best seller list and the basis for the hit movie 21 and The Accidental Billionaires the basis for the Academy Award winning film The Social Network delivers an epic drama of wealth rivalry and betrayal among megawealthy Russian oligarchs and its international repercussions Once Upon a Time in Russia is the untold true story of the larger than life billionaire oligarchs who surfed the waves of privatization to reap riches after the fall of the Soviet regime Godfather of the Kremlin Boris Berezovsky a former mathematician whose first entrepreneurial venture was running an automobile reselling business and Roman Abramovich his dashing young protégé who built a multibillion dollar empire of oil and aluminum Locked in a complex uniuely Russian partnership Berezovsky and Abramovich battled their way through the Wild East of Russia with Berezovsky acting as the younger man's krysha his roof his protectorWritten with the heart stopping pacing of a thriller but evencompelling because it is true this story of amassing obscene wealth and power depicts a rarefied world seldom seen up close Under Berezovsky's krysha Abramovich built one of Russia's largest oil companies from the ground up and in exchange made cash deliveries including 491 million in just one year But their relationship frayed when Berezovsky attacked President Vladimir Putin in the media and had to flee to the UK Abramovich continued to prosper Dead bodies trailed Berezovsky's footsteps and threats followed him to London where an associate of his died painfully and famously of Polonium poisoning Then Berezovsky himself was later found dead declared a suici Well written and interesting The book concentrates on Boris Berezovsky and also Roman AbramovitchI think it was a good idea of the author to concentrate on just two oligarchs as the book would have become overloaded with long Russian surnames and too much detail if he had tried to include several oligarchsThe author tries to replicate several conversations I don't know how he managed to do that without interviewing the participants I suspect a good amount of poetic licence in the book but nevertheless it proceeds uickly in an entertaining manner