"A highly original narrative history by The Economist Moscow bureau chief that does for modern Russia what Evan Osnos did for China in Age of Ambition. "--Amazon.com. The end of communism and breakup of the Soviet Union was a time of euphoria around the world, but Russia today is violently expansionary and dangerously nationalistic. So how did we go from the promise of those days to the autocratic police state of Putin's new Russia? The Invention...