Hi, JJ MacNab:
Try Timothy Snyder's book, the Road to Unfreedom, or Masha Gessen's book, the Future is History.
I've done some threads summarizing the ideas in these books. (See the next few tweets)
1/ Yale Professor Timothy Snyder does an amazing job explaining Putin, Russian history leading to 2010-2016, and the Russian infiltration of the U.S.
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