The author of the book “The End of the Regime: How Three European Dictatorships Ended” has been surprised by its success in Russia, where it has become a best seller and a topic of discussion among opposition groups, the ruling elite, and the general public.
Discussion centers around how right-wing dictatorships end and whether Russia can become a democracy. The author notes that the book has become a pretext for discussing taboo topics, and that many are using it to make a political statement.
The author also notes that the book is written for Russians by a Russian, and provides a different perspective on the country. The book has infuriated some pro-Kremlin propagandists.