The Leader Russia Deserves

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Media Outlet: The Wall Street Journal

Hundreds of years of history—especially the experience of the Soviet century and the trauma that followed—have made Putin inevitable.

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Joshua Yaffa is a New America fellow, reporting and writing on how Putin has sought to redefine the pillars of his rule and legitimacy, and what this new age of Putinism means for everyday Russians and Western governments.