February 6, 2014

No More Mr. Nice Putin

Fiona Hill & Steven Pifer, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

Russia's president wants nothing to spoil the Sochi Olympic Games. But they will come and go, and the less kind, less gentle Putin will be back.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Russia, Sochi Olympics

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