Sunday, September 05, 2004

Putin's paranoia

Crooked Timber links to an worrying speech by Putin:

Today we are living in conditions which have emerged following the break-up of a vast great state, a state which unfortunately turned out to be unable to survive in the context of a rapidly changing world. But despite all the difficulties, we have managed to preserve the core of the colossus which was the Soviet Union... (my emphasis)


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