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Originally published in Heat Street
Twenty-five years ago, in December 1991, the Soviet Union fragmented, ending the Cold War. Today, Russia and the West seem again set on an intractable conflict. Here Dr Andrew Foxall, an academic and Russia expert, imagines how things could have been different…
When Vladimir Putin became president in 2000, Russia was hampered by corruption and cronyism. His early campaigns to reassert the rule of law and tame the power of the oligarchs were justified.
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