Posts Tagged ‘ Alexei Kudrin ’

From Chess Player to Barroom Brawler

Mar 15th, 2014 | By

There’s increasing evidence that Vladimir Putin is dangerously drunk on power — and reckless. BY MARK GALEOTTI MARCH 14, 2014 It is too easy to forget that beneath Vladimir Putin’s glossy and faintly plastic exterior of chilly abstraction beats the heart of a truly red-blooded homo sovieticus. While Russian airborne forces gather at airfields near…