Book on the Inner Circle of the President Vladimir PutinWritten by a British journalist, the author has topped the UK bestseller list after being sued by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
Catherine Beldon’s “Putin ‘People”, first published in 2020, is “the best-selling non-fiction book in the UK,” said William Collins Books editorial director Arabella Pike in a note.
The critically acclaimed book has faced a series of lawsuits from Russian presidents, including Abramovich, three of whom have been subjected to UK sanctions.
Interest in the book “Putin’s” by Catherine Belton increased after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – Photo: Breeding
“I want the situation to be different, but I’m very grateful for all the attention Putin’s people are receiving,” Belton wrote on Twitter, thanking publisher Harper Collins for selling the book despite the lawsuits.
The publisher reached an out-of-court settlement with leading plaintiff Abramovich in December last year.
“Sunday Times” was the best seller when the book was published and sales soared again Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin – Photo: Reuters via Sputnik / Alexei Nikolsky / Kremlin
Abramovich, who bought Chelsea in 2003, allowed the UK on March 10 to impose a property freeze, a travel ban and a ban on transactions with British people and companies.
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