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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 provide to turn into the editor in leader of GQ Russia, Idov and his family members arrive in a Moscow nonetheless seething from a doubtful election and the mass anti-Putin rallies that erupted in reaction. Idov is eager about the political turmoil yet still reveals himself pulled in not going instructions. He turns into a tabloid star, acts in a Russian motion picture with Snoop Dogg, befriends the contributors of Pussy insurrection, punches an anti-Semitic journal editor at the steps of the Bolshoi Theatre, sells an autobiographical sitcom pilot that's later became an anti-American farce, and writes Russia’s top-grossing family motion picture of 2015. in the meantime, he turns into disappointed with the splintering competition to Putin and is in brief 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 existence in Moscow and his position in a media equipment that typically undermined yet extra usually strengthened a kingdom method outlined by means of cynicism, corruption, and the fanning of faux information. With humor and intelligence, he bargains a close-up glimpse of what a declining international energy can become.

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