Russia – thirty years after the fall of the Wall – still includes several souls and is still capable of projecting itself, as the USSR did, beyond its borders: in Ukraine, Syria, Libya, Belarus, China (but also in Europe, Italy included). And it is already immersed in the transition process towards the “after tsar”. The Putin model holds all this together. A system with very wide consequences, which concern us directly, which has evolved to become a hybrid regime, with ever more authoritarian tints. A complex puzzle on which we are very poorly informed and on which the book by Mattia Bernardo Bagnoli “The Putin Model – Journey to a country we would do well to know” offers a glance of great interest.