January 2, 2014
Putin's (Un)happy New Year
William Pomeranz, Reuters
The Associated Press
As Putin subtly warned in his final 2013 appearances — and as the Volgograd bombings so graphically confirmed — major changes must come in the new year. Putin virtually admitted in his December speeches that the current path is not sustainable, while the Volgograd bombings have increased the urgency to face up to Russia’s problems.
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