December 19, 2013

Putin's Pardoning Spree Is a Cold Calculation

Mark MacKinnon, Globe & Mail

The Associated Press

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent two messages on Thursday by announcing he plans to free his country’s most famous political prisoner. The first is that he is once more in complete control of his country. The second is that he badly wants the world to come to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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