The Oligarchs: Wealth and Power in the New Russia By David Hoffman
David Hoffman (no relation to me) is a masterful writer and he brings to life six characters that shaped Russia from its post-Communist days — for better and for worse.
This book is similar to The Wise Men — the men that shaped the U.S. foreign policy in the post WWII era.
The book was originally sent to me for my birthday (in April) by Adrian Scott (CEO of Ryze) but I just got to it now. The book was fascinating and riveting. Though 500 pages, I could not put it down and it was a great addition to my trip to Ukraine.
Summation: if you are interested in the evolvement of the post-Soviet states, I highly suggest you read this book.