March 29, 2014

Putin's Soviet Ambitions Hide in Plain Sight

Oliver Bullough, BBC News

The Associated Press

He has been tactically astute and ruthlessly opportunistic. At home and abroad, he wants Russia to regain the prestige it held when he was growing up.

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TAGGED: Russia, Vladimir Putin, Soviet Union


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