Russia's Oil Barons and Metal Magnates
Russian politics has been dominated over the last decade by the relationship between the oligarchs and the state. The existing literature is damning of the oligarchs on two grounds: they won their wealth and power corruptly, and rapaciously stripped the assets they had so dubiously obtained. Russia's Oil Barons and Metal Magnates contains a critical analysis of each of the claims made against them. In doing so, it presents a detailed analysis of the place of the oligarchs in both the metals sector and in the Russian political economy.