Gessen’s Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin

There’s considerable discussion of the role that Russians (hackers, politicians, business interests) may be having on the presidential election. I’ve just re-read Masha Gessen’s sketch of Putin, and it holds up well. (Her account ends a few years ago, but give an ample account of Putin’s upbringing, employment as a KGB officer and leader, and rise to Russia’s presidency.)

Easily recommended.