Alfred Kokh was one of Boris Yeltsin's Deputy Prime Ministers and Privatization Chiefs before he was forced out by the political opposition in the intense media war that erupted in the wake of the sale of Russia's telecommunications industry.
This is the exclusive story of how Kokh and his privatization team worked to divide the wealth of the most vast empire ever.
Never before has there been an attempt to transform a massive state-owned economy into a dynamic free market system. The story of the conversion of the dinosaur Marxist Soviet state into the free-wheeling capitalist society of today's Russian Federation is one of the most compelling dramas in history. This tale includes violence, corruption, and a web of political conspiracy. It is a true-life economic-political thriller.
Kokh uses his expert knowledge of the Russian government to bring readers into the momentous meetings that changed the world, including his cogent analysis of events occurring in Russia at the present time.