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After 20 years on global stage, Vladimir Putin's prospects dim

World / Politics | FOCUS Aug 9, 2019

After 20 years on global stage, Vladimir Putin's prospects dim

Twenty years ago Friday, Russian President Boris Yeltsin appointed his fourth prime minister in less than 18 months: Vladimir Putin, a relatively unknown security services chief with scant experience in politics. The departing Yeltsin was casting around for a successor, and few could have predicted ...