February 15, 2014

The Collapse of the Russian Empire

Aurel Braun, The American Interest

The Associated Press

The Sochi Olympics looks like nothing more than an absurdly lavish party, a fantasy that Russia can ill afford. After the Olympic torch goes dark and the euphoria of the games dissipates, the Kremlin will still have to face the cold reality of its failure to transform Russia into a modern state.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Sochi Olympics, Russia

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