Once Upon A Time in Russia

Once Upon A Time in Russia

The Rise of the Oligarchs -- A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder

Book - 2015
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This book offers a gripping and shocking insight into the lives of Russia's most famous oligarchs from New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House. The story of modern day Russia through the eyes of some of the most powerful and wealthy people in the world: the oligarchs. Starts in the early 1990s with the formation of the huge oil company Sibneft owned by Roman Abramovich (with help from Boris Berezovsky), and takes the reader right through from Boris Yeltsin's resignation on New Year's Eve of the millennium, Putin's rise to power and Alexander Litvinenko's assassination to Berezkovsky's court case against Abramovich in 2011, which was the largest civil court case in British legal history. Told in an intimate narrative voice that makes you feel part of the action, but at an exhilarating pace that is typical of Mezrich.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2015
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476771892
1476771898
Characteristics: vii, 280 pages ; 24 cm

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... but oil was money in its true liquid form.

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In Russia, the walls didn't hold up the roof; the roof kept the walls from falling in.

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Where there was money to be made, there were often men with guns involved.

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... Perestroika, the lightning bolt that had shattered everything.

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