Putin picks the worst of all bad choices

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Baev, Pavel K. (2014) Putin picks the worst of all bad choices, Eurasia Daily Monitor (1–2). 11 August.

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With the arrival of August, political expectations in Russia, informed by the long experience of setbacks and disasters, are turning negative.

What makes Putin's transition from statesman to dangerous despot even more complete is the inability to see that forceful measures involving cheese and ham leave him looking ridiculous.

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