Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: Anyone interested in Russia, eastern Europe, and America’s relations with them.

Q: What is the book about?
A: The rise to power of the ex-KGB regime in Russia, repression at home and aggression abroad.

Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: More than 20 years as a journalist covering the region, currently senior editor at The Economist, the global newsweekly.

Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: It more critical and gloomy and has a wider focus, not just Russia but also other ex-Soviet countries. It is heavily researched, fact-checked and footnoted.

Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: It is an international best-seller, endorsed by figures such as Anne Applebaum, author of Gulag. It has been published in published in the UK, US, and 15 other countries.