Just over twelve years ago, Vladimir Putin seemed to come out of almost nowhere to take the reins of power in Moscow.
For most in the West, the air of mystery that surrounds this man has not dissipated since.
But it may be about to… now that a Virginia scholar of international political affairs has penned not just a biography, but an intriguing psychological profile of one of the world’s most influential leaders.
Allen C. Lynch, PhD - Author of Vladimir Putin and Russian Statecraft [Potomac Books]. Director of Research, Center for International Studies, University of Virginia. Professor of Politics at UVa.