Book – Gary K. Busch, “FREE-FOR-ALL: The Post-Soviet Transition Of Russia”

Gary K. Busch, “FREE-FOR-ALL: The Post-Soviet Transition Of Russia”, VBW Publishing, 2011, “Free For All” tells the story of the transition of the Russian political and economic structures after Communism, through Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin. It examines the role of the KGB, the GRU and the other security organizations in effecting and controlling these transitions and explains the important roles played by Russian organized crime in this business as well as foreign corporations engaged in ‘tolling’. It describes the rise of the oligarchs, the siloviki’ and the labour movements. The primary focus is the Russian metals industry and the personal experiences gained during the building of the logistical and political infrastructure for the Russian aluminium industry across Russia. It represents the personal experiences and insights gained in years of engagement in Siberia and the Russian Far East.