April 22, 2014

Putin the Terrible

Steve LeVine, Quartz

The Associated Press

To decipher what president Vladimir Putin wants, a strong hint comes in his frequent allusion to Russia’s past—he seems to be seeking to reprise what he sees as his country’s glorious history. But what does that suggest in practice?

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