Russia's New Europe

A closet imperialist bent on reviving Moscow's dominion.

Issue: Winter 2003-2004

A specter is haunting the new Europe, the specter of "Russian
pragmatism." After a decade of ambiguity and uncertainty in Russian
policy, Vladimir Putin's Kremlin has embarked on a coherent and
rational plan to regain its influence over former satellites and to
limit Western penetration in key parts of the former Soviet Union.

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