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, 11 August.

​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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Pavel K. Baev

Pavel K. Baev

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