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Commentary / World Jul 2, 2012

The ironic potential of Putin

Vladimir Putin's recapture of the Russian presidency has been met with widespread derision, both at home and abroad. But the autocrat's return to the Kremlin could be Russia's best hope to escape stagnation. With his open contempt for Russian society — exemplified in his mocking ...