Boston Herald – Vladimir ­Putin looks to flex his political muscle


    “’I don’t think that it’s going to stop with just the withdrawal of embassy staff,’ said Jacob Shapiro, director of analysis for Geopolitical Futures, who said weak economic conditions can easily fray confidence in Putin’s rule in Russia’s dozens of regions. ‘For Putin, it’s very important, both on a domestic and international level, to appear powerful.’’

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