Winner of the Orwell Prize Winner of the Cornelius Ryan Award Finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize, How did a country that liberated itself from seventy years of Soviet rule end up embracing a new form of state propaganda under Vladimir Putin? And why did those who rejected communist ideology so readily embrace a regime built on lies and fake news? A groundbreaking reconsideration of the end of the Cold War and of Russia's increasingly belligerent and authoritarian path under Putin, The Indention of Russia reveals the vital role the Russian media has played in shaping a new national narrative and stage-managing Russia's stealthy and largely unchronicled counterrevolution. At no point since the end of the Cold War has Russia played so vital a role in American politics. In our new age of manipulated news and alternative facts, this fearless and essential book could not be more relevant. Book jacket.