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You’re a mean one . . . Mr. Putin

A cold and snowy December week in Moscow is always more interesting than pleasant, but I had not found the mood in the Russian capital so depressed since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Growing repression has made President Vladimir Putin more feared, but respect for him has plunged deeply as well.

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