“Despite Russia’s difficulties, Putin believes he is on an historic – if not religious – mission and he is not about to quit. Whatever false optimism may have existed about the Russian President taking an ‘off ramp’, or passing away due to his many reported maladies, should now be dispelled. Putin is in it for the long haul.” – Robert Dannenberg, Former Chief Central Eurasia Division, CIA
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