Is Vladimir Putin nuts? Has he drunk too much Russian vodka? Does he truly hate America? Do the people he presides over truly hate America? This book analyzes modern anti-Americanism in Russia during the era of Vladimir Putin. The main objective is to evaluate Vladimir Putin's anti-Americanism and the domestic political implications of Putinist anti-Americanism within Russia.Contents:Putin's Evolving Anti-AmericanismPutin's Hybrid-authoritarian MachineImplications of Russians' Anti-Americanism Putin's Early History Early Life and College Into the Shadows: Putin in the KGB and the Case for a Long Term Cognitive Predisposition Yeltsin EraPutin in the Aftermath of CollapseRussia and the West in the 1990s: U.S. As an Inadvertent Contributor to PutinistAnti-americanismNATOBalkansEconomic Collapse and the Absence of U.S. AidPutin: A Sudden Thrust Into the LimelightPutin's Short-lived Premiership and Acting Presidency Crisis in Chechnya Presidential Election of 2000 Putin's First Presidency Integrate Into or With the West… or Neither? The Attacks of 9/11 and the AftermathBrotherly Love: Putin and Bush Iraq and a Sudden Turn Against America? Putin's Second Presidency Shift From the West America Inadvertently Plays Into Putin's Hand The Future of U.S. Unilateralism Western Turn by Former Constituent StatesCritical Reciprocity? Attack on Those Who Criticize Him President to Puppet Master and Back Again: Putin's Recent Premiership and Return to the Presidency Georgia The Obama-Medvedev Reset: Short Lived or DOA? The 2012 Election and Putin's Third Term Russian Anti-Americanism: The Man, the Machine, and the Nation The Russian Connection: Anti-Americanism and the Putin-state-polity Link Anti-Americanism's Role in the Future of Russian–American Relations Most Recent EventsHow Can America Cope?