This book is written to examine Russian public opinion, culture and society in the context of the lies, liars and untruths consistent with, but not exclusively part of, the rule of Russia's second (and fourth) post-Soviet President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. Then, it is to assess what future there is for Russia in view of Russia's peculiar 'socio-political' culture of parallel truth and untruth. Based on new research, literature and historical examination of 'untruth' in Russia, using political, social, cultural, media and public opinion analysis, this study develops and applies a new and novel approach, or "model(s)," to the study of lies in Russia. Further, this book seeks to provide an understanding of Russia's socio-political environment to outsiders not versed in the ins-and-outs of the influences, causes and reasoning for the Russian government's, and the Russian public's, reactions to publicized events.
About the Author
Jason C. Vaughn is a Russian, Eurasian and Central Asian cultural, political and military analyst who has worked as an intelligence analyst, writer, editor, English teacher and journalist for government and non-government departments and organizations for the past 15 years. He holds a Master of Arts degree in 'Politics, Security and Integration' and a Master of Philosophy research degree in Russian Politics from University College London.