By Michael Idov
A memoir of revolution, response, and Russian men’s fashion
In this crackling memoir, the journalist and novelist Michael Idov recounts the tempestuous years he spent dwelling alongside—and heavily observing—the media and cultural elite of Putin’s Russia. After accepting a shock provide to turn into the editor in leader of GQ Russia, Idov and his relations arrive in a Moscow nonetheless seething from a doubtful election and the mass anti-Putin rallies that erupted in reaction. Idov is fascinated with the political turmoil yet still unearths himself pulled in not likely instructions. He turns into a tabloid megastar, acts in a Russian motion picture with Snoop Dogg, befriends the participants of Pussy insurrection, punches an anti-Semitic journal editor at the steps of the Bolshoi Theatre, sells an autobiographical sitcom pilot that's later become an anti-American farce, and writes Russia’s top-grossing family motion picture of 2015. in the meantime, he turns into dissatisfied with the splintering competition to Putin and is in short drawn to one of those jaded Putinism lite—until Russia’s invasion of Ukraine completely alterations his mind.
In Dressed Up for a Riot, Idov writes overtly, sensitively, and stingingly approximately lifestyles in Moscow and his position in a media gear that typically undermined yet extra frequently strengthened a nation method outlined by way of cynicism, corruption, and the fanning of pretend information. With humor and intelligence, he bargains a close-up glimpse of what a declining international energy can become.
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Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow by Michael Idov