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Published on: March 19, 2014
The Battle for Ukraine
Putin’s Real Target: Democracy in Russia and Beyond

Vladimir Putin considers stable, prosperous, rule-of-law democracies along Russia’s border as a threat because of what they represent: the possibility of an alternative to autocratic rule in Russia.

David J. Kramer is president of Freedom House. Arch Puddington is vice president for research at that organization.
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