Putin's Pyrrhic victory

Putin is demagogic, cunning and ruthless, but he is not actually a dictator and his regime is more fragile than it looks.

United States Department of State photo
Vladimir Putin at the Novo-Ogaryovo near Moscow, March 19, 2010.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Thursday, 03/01/2012 12:00 am EST

Vladimir Putin is going to win the presidential election in Russia on March 4. 

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