March 28, 2014

Beware the Rise of Putin the Terrible

Leon Aron, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

At the moment, our preoccupation is President Vladimir Putin's next move outside Russia. Will he invade eastern Ukraine? Will he move into Moldova? But even more worrisome than these territorial issues is what Putin may have in mind for Russia itself.

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