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At 9 am Moscow time Wednesday September 21, Vladimir Putin gave his first address to the Russian nation since he started his Ukraine war in February 2022. The speech was shocking. It revealed a worldview radically different from yours and mine. Shock number one was Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons, a threat amplified a
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On July 20th, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, told the Russian news outlets Tass, RIA Novotni, and Sputnik that Russia wants to take the war in the Ukraine much farther than the territories that Russia now controls in the Donbas and Luhansk regions. Russia wants to move south, west, and north  to the regions of
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A hopeful story in Bloomberg News November 20 proclaimed that “Kremlin Insiders [are] Alarmed Over [the] Growing Toll of Putin’s War in Ukraine.” The subtitle revealed that “Some in the [Russian] elite fear the invasion was a catastrophic mistake.” All of this was just what we wanted to hear—that Putin’s ghastly war is failing and
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Dmitry Medvedev is the former president of Russia, the current deputy chairman of the Security Council of Russia, and is a mouthpiece for his boss, Vladimir Putin. So when Medvedev speaks, he gives insight into Putin’s mind. And on Tuesday April 6th, Medvedev spoke. In a message on Telegram, Medvedev said that the goal of
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