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The View From Washington
Putin’s Gamble

In today’s televised speech, Vladimir Putin reassured Russians that everything was going to be just fine. It’s hard to know if he believes this or if he’s bluffing, but either way, striking this tone is a huge gamble for him personally.

Published on: December 18, 2014
Raymond Sontag is a fellow at the Center for the National Interest.
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