Michael Thumann

  • Revenge
  • Putin's threatening regime
  • Lecture

Hardly anyone knows Russia better than Michael Thumann, who has reported from Eastern Europe for DIE ZEIT for over 25 years. He now presents a breathtakingly written book that traces Russia’s descent into an increasingly totalitarian dictatorship and the path to Putin’s imperialist war at close quarters. The motive of the dictator and his followers: to take revenge for the democratic opening after 1991 and the supposed humiliation by the West. Putin’s rule continues to radicalize. It is the most threatening regime in the world.

Michael Thumann is foreign affairs correspondent for DIE ZEIT and lives in Moscow. His articles, podcasts and books on Russia as a multi-ethnic state and Putin’s new nationalism have broadened the view of this country.

In the series Democracy

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