August 30, 2014

The Frightening Face of Russia's Future

Owen Matthews, The Spectator

The Associated Press

Ultra-nationalists like the bizarre Igor Strelkov are the force that Putin feels most need to bend to.

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TAGGED: Donetsk, Igor Strelkov, Russia, Vladimir Putin


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Globe and Mail
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Putin's Gone Too Far to Back Down Now
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August 26, 2014
Putin Is Key to Avoiding a New Cold War
David Owen, The Guardian
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