The Associated Press
On the surface, President Vladimir Putin’s swift annexation of Crimea was a rousing success. Russian forces easily seized the region, and Putin saw his already high approval rating soar above 70 percent. Many Russians are applauding Putin as a hero who stood up to the West, defended Russians’ rights and rectified a historical injustice.TAGGED: Vladimir Putin
But rallying around the flag after a seemingly successful military operation is nothing new.
, Eurasian Union