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by Vladimir Putin,Nataliya Gevorkyan,Natalya Timakova,Andrei Kolesnikov
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  • Author:
    Vladimir Putin,Nataliya Gevorkyan,Natalya Timakova,Andrei Kolesnikov
  • ISBN:
    1586480189
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    978-1586480189
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    PublicAffairs; 1 edition (May 5, 2000)
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    208 pages
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Who is this Vladimir Putin? Who is this man who suddenly-overnight and without warning-was handed the reigns of power to one of the most complex, formidable, and volatile countries in the world? How can we trust him if we don't know him? First.

Who is this Vladimir Putin? Who is this man who suddenly-overnight and without warning-was handed the reigns of power to one of the most complex, formidable, and volatile countries in the world? How can we trust him if we don't know him? First Person is an intimate, candid portrait of the man who holds the future of Russia in his grip. An extraordinary compilation of over 24 hours of in-depth interviews and remarkable photographs, it delves deep into Putin's KGB past and explores his meteoric rise to power.

How can we trust him if we don't know him? First Person is an intimate, candid portrait of the man who holds the future of Russia in his grip

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Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952-; Gevorki︠a︡n, Natalii︠a︡; Timakova, Natalʹi︠a︡; Kolesnikov, A. V. (Andreĭ ., 1965-; Fitzpatrick, Catherine A. Publication date. Preface - Principal figures in First Person - The Son - The Schoolboy - The University Student - The Young Specialist - The Spy - The Democrat - The Bureaucrat - The Family Man - The Politician.

Kolesnikov ; translated by Catherine A. Fitzpatrick. Other Authors: Gevorki͡an, Natalii͡a. Timakova, Natalʹi͡a. Kolesnikov, A. 1965-, Fitzpatrick, Catherine A.

First person : an astonishingly frank self-portrait by Russia's president Vladimir Putin, with Nataliya Gevorkyan, Natalya Timakova, and Andrei Kolesnikov ; translated by Catherine A. an astonishingly frank self-portrait by Russia's president Vladimir Putin /. Saved in: Main Author: Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952-. Format: Book.

Who is Russia's new president? First Personthe product of some 24 hours of interviews with Putin conducted by three .

The approach is chronological, describing Putin as son, schoolboy, university student, young intelligence specialist, spy, democrat, bureaucrat, family man, and politician. This is a refreshingly candid portrait of the soul of the new President of Russia, a fascinating contrast to "personality politics" that mask any inner feelings of American politicians.

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First Person : An Astonishingly Frank Self-Portrait by Russia's President Vladimir Putin. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 16 years ago. I thought that this book was very interesting and contained a lot of information about Russia's president, his family and his career. The format was intriguing also as interviews with President Putin were interspersed with interviews of his wife, his children and close friends. I knew nothing about him when I picked up the book and found it quite fascinating. It is a very easy read and quite compact.

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First Person: An Astonishingly Frank Self-Portrait by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin," Nataliya Gevorkyan, Natalya Timakova, Andrei Kolesnikov. 2000, Public Affairs). This book, which contains frank conversations with journalists at a time when Putin’s political career was still on the rise, is probably the most extraordinary book about Russia's president

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Who is this Vladimir Putin? Who is this man who suddenly--overnight and without warning--was handed the reigns of power to one of the most complex, formidable, and volatile countries in the world? How can we trust him if we don't know him? First Person is an intimate, candid portrait of the man who holds the future of Russia in his grip. An extraordinary compilation of over 24 hours of in-depth interviews and remarkable photographs, it delves deep into Putin's KGB past and explores his meteoric rise to power. No Russian leader has ever subjected himself to this kind of public examination of his life and views. Both as a spy and as a virtual political unknown until selected by Boris Yeltsin to be Prime Minister, Putin has been regarded as man of mystery. Now, the curtain lifts to reveal a remarkable life of struggles and successes. Putin's life story is of major importance to the world.

Burirus
I wasn't sure I should buy another book written by a politician, but some things I have seen lately made me curious.
We tend to think of Russia as secretive and spooky, so a book like this one is really surprising. It's not actually written by Putin, but by three of his friends who spent a lot of time doing interviews with him, and also interviewed many others who have been significant in his life. It's almost entirely interviews.
The thing that is so surprising about it is the very candid and personal way he talks about his life, including the hardships, setbacks and embarrassing moments. He's now 62 years old, and has had a very eventful life, even by the year 2000, when this was published. Obviously a lot has happened since then.
The things that stand out most are the unexpected things, his deep Christian belief, his sentimental side that rarely shows in public, and his adaptability. He has been a member of the Communist party, a KGB agent in Germany, and a very successful politician in post Communist Russia, and had to relearn everything, especially during the fall of Communism.
His dad was a die hard Communist, and his mom was a Christian, and somehow they got along anyway. They did not let his dad know about his baptism. Oh, but I'm spoiling it. There is a lot more than I can remember here.
Vladimir Putin is one of the most interesting human beings who have stepped into the arena of world politics, and one of the few who have not given up their soul for short term success. Although I disagree with him about some important things, I feel like I understand him after reading this book more than I do most people. It's a very good snapshot of a very complex person. A big "well done" to him, his co authors, and the translator.
Bukelv
I find this self portrait of the most controversial contemporary political man absolutely stunning. He is sometimes humble or cold or simply human. An balanced man with a solid brain and a will to make his homeland independent. Very far from Putin that medias want to sell us. And around him people are telling stories quite consistent with what we conclude ourselves from his own words.
I enjoyed this book and hope it will help people to understanding of this man's mind good will.
Hilarious Kangaroo
In this day and age, it is common for the western press to vilify President Putin. It is very interesting to hear what Putin says--as opposed to what is said about him. This book is a compilation of various conversations held over a period of time in which Putin frankly discusses his life.
It strikes me that America is in a similar situation to that of Russia at the time that President Yeltsin picked Putin as the person who might be able to revive Russia from the process of war and disintegration. We could use an American Putin!
Besides this book, you will also find a very interesting 2 hour interview/documentary produced by Russian channel 24, with English subtitles. It is entitled President and can be found on YouTube.
Bev
Helpful, thoughtful study of Putin, his family and friends – all in the form of interviews. So you get to hear them talk about themselves. Typical Russian earthy frankness. Very credible, since what these people say accords very well with what we see Putin doing and saying on the world stage.
Nahelm
The Russian journalists asked some pointed questions. I came away from the book feeling I know more of what makes him tick. He will not do what is best for America, or even what we want to pressure him into doing or not doing. He will do what he thinks is best for Russia, which is his job. We all know he is former KGB. For him as a child watching spy movies and being patriotic, that's what he aspired to become. It is no different than H.W. Bush having been the head of our CIA before being VP the POTUS. He was in East Berlin when the wall came down. Form what I can tell, he is not a communist. He was very disillusioned by what the Soviets had done in Eastern Europe and the purges of Stalin. He does fancy himself as a Peter the Great type personality. He strives to restore the National pride Russia had before communisim. A great read for anyone that cares about world politics.
Fecage
Arrived on time. Very interesting read.
Forcestalker
Quite enjoyable. I appreciated the occasional flares of annoyance from President Vladimir Putin. I see with similar eyes from time to time.
When PM Putin visited president Bush at his Crawford, TX ranch, Pres Bush remarked that he could look into Mr. Putin's eyes and see his soul. That might have brought some laughs & derogatory remarks from the general public. For those doubters I highly recommend this book which illustrates that Mr Putin has a soul, a conscience, and a high mentality. It is true that we do not understand the Russian soul or mind, therefore, I highly recommend this book as well as "The Story of Russia" (available on Amazom.com) to anyone who might like to try. You will not be disappointed