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 residing alongside—and heavily observing—the media and cultural elite of Putin’s Russia. After accepting a shock supply to develop into the editor in leader of GQ Russia, Idov and his relatives arrive in a Moscow nonetheless seething from a doubtful election and the mass anti-Putin rallies that erupted in reaction. Idov is excited about the political turmoil yet still reveals himself pulled in not going instructions. He turns into a tabloid superstar, acts in a Russian motion picture with Snoop Dogg, befriends the contributors of Pussy rebellion, punches an anti-Semitic journal editor at the steps of the Bolshoi Theatre, sells an autobiographical sitcom pilot that's later turned into an anti-American farce, and writes Russia’s top-grossing household motion picture of 2015. in the meantime, he turns into dissatisfied with the splintering competition to Putin and is in brief drawn to a type of jaded Putinism lite—until Russia’s invasion of Ukraine completely adjustments his mind.

In Dressed Up for a Riot, Idov writes brazenly, sensitively, and stingingly approximately lifestyles in Moscow and his position in a media gear that usually undermined yet extra frequently strengthened a kingdom procedure outlined through cynicism, corruption, and the fanning of faux information. With humor and intelligence, he bargains a close-up glimpse of what a declining global strength can become.

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A memoir of revolution, response, and Russian men’s fashionIn 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 supply to develop into the editor in leader of GQ Russia, Idov and his kin arrive in a Moscow nonetheless seething from a doubtful election and the mass anti-Putin rallies that erupted in reaction.

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