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December 21, 2013


Putin Shows He's In Control

The New York Times reports that recent decisions by Vladimir Putin show his "singular ability not only to wield executive power but also to bend the legislative and judicial branches of government to his will, and to exert heavy control over the Russian news media."

"As he prepares to begin his 15th year as Russia's paramount political leader, Mr. Putin's sweeping authority gives him far more leverage than his counterparts in the West to influence the course of events and, at times, to set the agenda in world affairs."














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