The Russian president may not want to start a war, but he must show he’s ready to fight to stop what he sees as an existential security threat.
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Several media outlets have been branded "foreign agents” under a Russian law that forces them to post the label on all news reports and meet strict financial disclosure rules.
The regular revival of speculation about the 68-year-old leader’s future highlights how central Putin remains to the Russian state.
Outside a Moscow stadium one night in 2006, deputy central banker Andrei Kozlov was walking to his car after playing soccer when two men opened fire, pumping bullets into his head and neck and also killing his driver. Days earlier, the man leading Russia's fight ...