Tag: Vladimmir Putin

Six Reasons Why Putin has Stepped Up Russian Aggression in Ukraine Now

January 21, 2015

Staunton, January 21 – Since Moscow’s Anschluss of Crimea almost a year ago, many in Russia, Ukraine and the West have asked not only why Vladimir Putin has chosen the path of aggression, but also why he has chosen it now rather than at some other time and what his timing says about his broader […]

Putin’s Rule Will End by a Palace Coup or a Social Explosion, Akunin Says

June 24, 2014

Staunton, June 23 – Because Vladimir Putin has blocked Russia’s evolution toward democracy, the Kremlin leader and with him Russia as a whole has lost the chance for a peaceful and orderly succession, Boris Akunin says. Instead, the Putin era “will in any case end badly,” either via “a palace coup or a social explosion” […]