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Western Sanctions Driving Up Putin’s Popularity, Chernyakhovsky Says

August 8, 2014

Staunton, August 8 – One of the “paradoxes” of Russian patriotism, Sergei Chernyakhovsky says, is that Western sanctions on Moscow for its actions in Ukraine have driven up Vladimir Putin’s popularity to unprecedented heights. Russians see Putin as standing up to the West and thus performing as they think a leader should. Chernyakhovsky, a professor […]