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-Americanism Putin's Hybrid-authoritarian Machine Implications 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 Era Putin in the Aftermath of Collapse Russia and the West in the 1990s: U.S. As an Inadvertent Contributor to PutinistAnti-americanism NATO Balkans Economic Collapse and the Absence of U.S. Aid Putin: A Sudden Thrust Into the Limelight Putin'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 Aftermath Brotherly 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 States Critical 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? 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 Events How Can America Cope?