March 11, 2014

Russians, Still Not Yearning to Breathe Free

David Harsanyi, The Federalist

The Associated Press

Putin may face international disapproval from the West over his Crimean actions, and he may even have to deal with some short-term ineffectual sanctions; but at home, he’s enjoying his highest approval ratings in years. Yet, we act as if Putin is acting alone.

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TAGGED: Democracy, Ukraine, Russia


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