June 7, 2014

Putin's Fifth Column in the West

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

A generation ago, Moscow’s fans and enablers would have all been on the far left. Today, with the exception of a marginal group of leftists motivated by anti-Americanism, Mr. Putin’s cheerleaders are all conservatives – some in the United States and Canada, and a record number who have just come to power in Europe.

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TAGGED: Europe, Russia, Vladimir Putin


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