September 7, 2012

Putin: Lord of the East?

Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest

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In Russian, the name "Vladivostok" means "Lord of the East," and imperial ambition has never been far from the minds of Russian rulers when they contemplate their most important Pacific port. This weekend, Russia hosts the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Meeting for the first time, and it has chosen to do so in what was once a great citadel of Czarist and Soviet power.

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