Putin's Russia

What's Inside

Over the past decade and a half, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has been an economic dynamo and a basket case, an imperfect democracy and a tightening tyranny, a constructive diplomatic actor and a serial military aggressor—sometimes all at once. The only constant has been surprise, as the zigging and zagging has left outside observers, and even many Russians, scratching their heads. We asked several of the world’s leading Russia experts to take stock of the country under Putin, analyzing where things are and where they’re going. The result is a sharp portrait of a wounded but still powerful …

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