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This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. This is the saga of Bill Browder who started out his adult life as a financial maverick leading him to Russia at the time just after the breakup of the Soviet Union where he started to achieve his fortune. It was there that he exposed corruption from which he had barely escaped with his life. But the death of his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, in the hands of the Russians was what changed Browder’s life forever. He went to extreme lengths in order to expose the murderous heart of the Putin regime and it was because of that the he became Putin’s number one enemy, especially after Browder had successfully campaigned to pass a law in the United States—the Magnitsky Act—punishing a list of Russians implicated in the lawyer’s murder. A crime thriller, a political crusade, and a financial caper, Red Notice shares the story of how one man overcame powerful odds just to change the world as well as, without meaning to, found his purpose in life. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!
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A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice
Based on the Book by Bill Browder
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Chapter 1. Persona Non Grata
Chapter 2. How Do You Rebel Against a Family of Communists?
Chapter 3. Chip and Winthrop
Chapter 4. “We Can Get You a Woman to Keep You Warm at Night”
Chapter 5. The Bouncing Czech
Chapter 6. The Murmansk Trawler Fleet
Chapter 7. La Leopolda
Chapter 8. Greenacres
Chapter 9. Sleeping on the Floor in Davos
Chapter 10. Preferred Shares
Chapter 11. Sidanco
Chapter 12. The Magic Fish
Chapter 13. Lawyers, Guns, and Money
Chapter 14. Leaving Villa d’Este
Chapter 15. And We All Fall Down
Chapter 16. Tuesdays with Morrie
Chapter 17. Stealing Analysis
Chapter 18. Fifty Percent
Chapter 19. A Threat to National Security
Chapter 20. Vogue Café
Chapter 21. The G8
Chapter 22. The Raids
Chapter 23. Department K
Chapter 24. “But Russian Stories Never Have Happy Endings”
Chapter 25. High-Pitched Jamming Equipment
Chapter 26. The Riddle
Chapter 27. DHL
Chapter 28. Khabarovsk
Chapter 29. The Ninth Commandment
Chapter 30. November 16, 2009
Chapter 31. The Katyn Principle
Chapter 32. Kyle Parker’s War
Chapter 33. Russell 241
Chapter 34. Russian Untouchables
Chapter 35. The Swiss Accounts
Chapter 36. The Tax Princess
Chapter 37. Sausage Making
Chapter 38. The Malkin Delegation
Chapter 39. Justice for Sergei
Chapter 40. Humiliator, Humiliatee
Chapter 41. Red Notice
Chapter 42. Feelings
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Bill Browder creates an air of suspense in describing “red notice” which is an international announcement: “be on the lookout” (BOLO) letting every country’s government know of the arrest of a particular person in at least one national jurisdiction by the International Police (Interpol).
Red Notice narrates the story of being in the Interpol radar intertwined with the world of finance and international politics, corruption, suspense, and betrayal. It gains more attraction because of its nonfictional aspect.
Browder talks about his ancestral origins through Chapters 1 to 7 including his youth and entrance into the world of finance. He reveals here that he is the progeny of remarkably brilliant immigrants from Western Europe.
Chapter 8 and beyond talks about his journey through the Russian economy after its dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s as well as its move towards the capitalist era. This country may well seem to be a place where you “ask a question and get a riddle.” Even in Browder’s view, you will simply end up with more questions. His ancestor’s homeland had led to his relocations to Eastern Europe and his first job in Russia.
As an investment banker, the atmosphere in Russia unraveled as entrepreneurship felt more like a modern Gold Rush—but rather than discovering gold nuggets, the discover the prospects of mining the economic assets of Eastern Europe and Russia.
This “shareholder activism” idea in investing had placed him at odds with the Russian oligarchs, most of whom operated with the corrupt support of the Russian government—stealing 40% of the country’s assets consisting of oil and gas. These oligarchs were only a small number of twenty men who became billionaires overnight.
Publicizing this number of opportunistic oligarchs and corrupt government under Putin, he immediately became Russia’s Public Enemy Number One. He became the CEO of the biggest foreign investor in Russia, but the moment this happened, he was immediately revoked from his position—having Russia see this as a threat to national security. He was expelled from the country, his company assets were seized, and his friends and associates were systematically harassed, imprisoned, or killed.
His lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, mysteriously dies in prison—and this had caused Browder to turn from a high finance maverick into a human rights activist. He pursued the perpetrators who stole his company assets and had caused Magnitsky’s death.
He then shows how the level of corruption in the Russian government had caused the revocation of his visa. He was convicted, tried, and sentenced in absentia for tax fraud, but Interpol rejected these requests by the Russian government for their reason is solely based on politics and not on criminal activity.
Browder’s human rights crusade had been rewarded when the United States and the European Community had passed laws that impose a diplomatic sanction on countries guilty of human rights abuses against political prisoners. Until today, he is still considered an enemy of Russia.
Bill Browder was born in 1964 in the United States and studied in Stanford, later becoming a British citizen. In order to avoid taxes on foreign investment earnings, he gave up his American citizenship. He became the CEO of Hermitage Capital Management which is an investment fund founded with the Jewish billionaire Edmond Safra which mysteriously died in a fire in 1999.
Browder lives in the United Kingdom, married to Sabrina Browder with whom he has a son, Joshua Browder, also an entrepreneur. He later then married Elena Molokova with whom he has two daughters. You may read more about the chronicles of his Russian (mis)adventures on http://www.billbrowder.com.
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