Impressive.' TLS 'Dodgy deals and horrible murders.' New Statesman Book of the Year 'Explosive.' Daily Telegraph Welcome to the Putin Corporation. Russia's March 2012 presidential election showed that Vladimir Putin's position is unassailable. Why is he on course to lead Russia for a longer period than Stalin? Is Russia experimenting with a new form of tyranny, where the whole country is run like a business for a small group of shareholders? Based on meticulous research, The Putin Corporation investigates the intimate relationship between Russia's oligarchs and Vladimir Putin. Why do they allow their economic, financial, state and business interests to be run by a man who was in Soviet times an obscure KGB officer stationed in East-Berlin?