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The Daily Vertical: Putin's Bait And Switch

The Daily Vertical: Putin's Bait And Switchi
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March 04, 2016
The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page.
By Brian Whitmore

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. 

A transcript of today's Daily Vertical can be found here.

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by: hn from: Berlin
March 04, 2016 12:54
Is really that difficult to kill that guy? Putin? Is really that difficult to aim at the head of this monster and prepare another wave of selective killing for any other Putin that may come to the power peak?
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by: peter from: ottawa
March 04, 2016 19:23
You're welcome to try Hn from Berlin.

by: mf from: USA
March 04, 2016 23:00
you are almost right, except for one thing. He will never get what he wants because permanent war is his only remaining option for governance, aka staying in power. A good analogy would be Joseph Stalin. He never got enough terror, because terror was his method of governance. He was preparing new show trials until the very end of his life.

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