Russia needs help

  • 2009-02-04
  • By Mart Laar
There is no doubt that Russia is in a deep and dangerous crises. Partly it is due to the world wide recession, but also to a remarkable extent to its internal problems and shortcomings. The main problem for Russia is not the world recession, but the mistakes of its current leaders. De facto President, current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has bolstered his power through "popular" steps such as the war against Chechnya, the punishment of unloyal oligarghs like Hodorkovski, the agressive rhetoric and the buildup of military might. Following in this line was the aggressive action against Georg...
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