Tag: Pu Zhiqiang

A ‘Lives of Others’ Strategy For the Sochi Olympics

December 11, 2013

In a blow to President Vladimir Putin, German President Joachim Gauck’s has declined an invitation to attend the Sochi Olympic games. President Gauck’s gesture is also a boost for opposition leaders who believe the attendance by foreign dignitaries at the games would legitimize Putin and give tacit acceptance to his mounting campaign against Russia’s democracy […]