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‘Optimists’ Continue to Deceive Themselves and Others about Putin and Thus Facilitate His Aggression, Portnikov Says

06 Sep 2014 9:23 PM | Anonymous

 From the very first moments of Vladimir Putin’s aggression against Ukraine, “optimists” in Russia and the West have deceived themselves and others and helped set the stage for Putin to go further, a pattern that shows no signs of abating anytime soon, according to Vitaly Portnikov. On the Grani.ru portal today, the Moscow commentator recalls that “when the first ‘little green men’ had just appeared in Crimea, the optimists assured everyone that Vladimir Putin would limit himself to the territory of the peninsula beloved but seldom visited by Russians.   Window on Eurasia.  Read More


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