Vladimir Putin’s Russia

Four experts – three English and one Russian – were interviewed on Al Jazeera English about post-Communist Russia.  The program is three quarters of an hour long, but well worth watching.   A close friend of mine who emigrated to the United States from Russia recommended it.

What I take from the analysis is that Vladimir Putin and the current Russian leadership are trying to make Russia into the kind of country it was before the Bolshevik revolution – patriotic, religious and authoritarian.

Click on In search of Putin’s money for a good companion piece on Putin and his Russia.

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