The most-useful books for investors and business managers. This is a list of books about Russia which have been published through the first half of 2016 and which offer some insight into either the economy or politics or simply how Russia works. Specifically excluded from this list are the many “tabloid” books focusing on, e.g. the impending doom of war or simply ranting about why Russia is either so bad or so wonderful. Those books offer no useful insight for investors or those doing business either with, or in, Russia.