Mon, 27 July 2015
CW 547 - Ben Mezrich - Dangerous Putin - Is Russia Living in a State of Crony Capitalism and Do Rich Russians Invest in the U.S.
Vladimir Putin’s rise to the top is a Shakespearean drama. Putin the President was created by a group of wealthy businessmen to replace Boris Yeltsin. While believing they found a man who aligned with their own desires to keep the money at the top, Putin had different ideas. He successfully brought down elite families who disagreed with his politics. Russians embraced the leader and made him one of most popular Russian presidents of all time. Ben Mezrich shares his journey of writing his latest book, soon to be movie, Once Upon a Time in Russia.
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Ben Mezrich Interview:
[14:51] Many stories just kind of came to me
[15:45] Misconceptions about Putin
[16:14] Oligarchs miscalculated and created Putin by mistake
[18:17] The Godfather of the Kremlin
[18:55] Putin was an assistant KGB agent with average pay
[20:57] The Russians love Putin and possibly some Ukrainians too
[24:06] This story is a very Shakespearean drama
[25:32] Warner Studio is making the movie
[26:10] Putin may be around for a long time
[27:52] Russia is in the midst of crony capitalism
[29:12] Will Russia have a middle class in the future?
[32:00] Yeltsin basically made the Oligarchs to fend off Communism
[33:37] Was entering Ukraine and effort to recruit young people for Russia?
[34:44] When oil prices go down the Russian economy suffers