February 23, 2014
The Games Putin Plays
Ross Douthat, New York Times
The Associated Press
Despite the blunders of the European Union -- which courted Kiev without seeming to realize that Russia might make a counteroffer -- Putin is struggling to win a battle for influence in a country that both the Romanovs and the Soviets dominated with ease.
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