April 4, 2014

Putin's Rejection of the West, in Writing

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

What kind of country is Vladimir Putin's Russia? The third year of his third presidential term has offered plenty of clues: the Crimea invasion, the shuttering of uncensored media outlets, prison terms for protesters. Now, Putin is planning to put the intellectual and ideological foundations of the new regime into words.

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