April 2, 2014
To Understand Ukraine, Follow the Money
Thomas Friedman, New York Times
The Associated Press
Putin runs a petro state. If it were not for the growth in the global market that globalization created and the energy revenues that it produces for Russia, Putin and the oligarchs who form his power base would be living off exports of vodka and caviar. Putin can’t survive without the revenues globalization provides him to buy off his people and former Soviet republics.
TAGGED: Globalization, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Ukraine