One of Putin’s favorite insiders has been accused of plundering Russian assets instead of focusing on his day job. Sadly for the Kremlin, he’s supposed to be running the war.
Amy Knight, a former Woodrow Wilson fellow, is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement. She is the author of six books on Russian history and politics, including, most recently, Orders to Kill: The Putin Regime and Political Murder, published in 2017 by St. Martin's Press.
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