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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Russia in the doldrums

Putin's intervention in Ukraine is as much about domestic dynamics as foreign policy. The Russian economy is sliding into recession. After the Sochi spike, eco activity will slow.  So we'll play 'let's distract hoi polloi from the real issues'.



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