Pride, Putin and Too Much Police Power?

There's something self-confident about Vladimir Putin's Russia. We recently returned from a two-week tour around the country and wherever we traveled, we sensed pride and even a little cockiness in Russia's return to a powerful position on the international stage. One of the most revealing signs was the respect, some even say infatuation, afforded President Putin. He is the master of the grand entrance -- long walks down red carpets accompanied by ceremonial music. He has resurrected the...Full Story
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