Vladimir Putin goes back to the USSR

An article in The Times by foreign correspondent Roger Boyes comments that President Vladimir Putin has announced a raft of new measures to shake up Russia that are a recycling of Soviet-era ideas. The Russian president’s plans are dismaying the United States administration. Even Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State who once promised to re-set the relationship with Moscow, is now warning against the “re-sovietisation of the region.”

Thursday, December 13, 2012