Does Vladimir Putin 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 of this book 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-AmericanismPutin's Early HistoryEarly Life and CollegeInto the Shadows: Putin in the KGB and the Case for a Long Term Cognitive PredispositionYeltsin 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 PresidencyCrisis in ChechnyaPresidential Election of 2000Putin's First PresidencyIntegrate Into or With the West… or Neither?The Attacks of 9/11 and the AftermathBrotherly Love: Putin and BushIraq and a Sudden Turn Against America?Putin's Second PresidencyShift From the WestAmerica Inadvertently Plays Into Putin's HandThe Future of U.S. UnilateralismWestern Turn by Former Constituent StatesCritical Reciprocity? Attack on Those Who Criticize HimPresident to Puppet Master and Back Again: Putin's Recent Premiership and Return to the Presidency GeorgiaThe Obama-Medvedev Reset: Short Lived or DOA?Russian Anti-Americanism: The Man, the Machine, and the NationThe Russian Connection: Anti-Americanism and the Putin-state-polity LinkAnti-Americanism's Role in the Future of Russian–American RelationsMost Recent EventsHow Can America Cope?