March 6, 2012

Whither Putin's Brittle Realm?

Alexander Motyl, World Affairs Journal

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So much for the Russian Spring: 'skewed' campaigning, an alleged drop of Botox and a reported bit of voting magic, and Vladimir Putin is back as Kremlin boss. Putin owes much of his victory to the Caucasus, and, already, the congratulations are coming in from territories and countries in the Russian-owned, Russian-occupied or otherwise Russian-preoccupied region.

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