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Why Russia Has Got the Leader It Deserves. Vladimir Putin, seen through Western eyes, is strong-willed, unpredictable, venal and vain. But how does he appear to his people? Russian-American journalist Anna Arutunyan has observed Putin in action for over ten years and, in 'The Putin Mystique', she puts him in the context of Russian history and culture and shows how it almost inevitable that every ruler of Russia plays the role of tsar, whether or not he is crowned, meeting a deep need for autocracy. This is a lively and definitive account of the Putin years which illuminates news stories and shows how they often echo events across Russian history.