Tag Archive for: "Vladimir Putin"
The lonesome death of Alexei Navalny

Back in 2013, when Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was facing bogus criminal charges, I recalled my great-grandfather, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, comparing Russia to a tub full of dough. ‘You put your hand down in …

Ukraine: why we must stay the course 

On 24 February, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin began his war of subjugation and extinguishment against Ukraine. He was not alone in thinking it would be a quick victory. He was certain he had the measure of …

Putin’s dead end

In his annual press conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin made it clear that he will be ready for a peace settlement with Ukraine only after he has achieved his goals, which haven’t changed since he …