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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