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A thousand miles from Moscow: how Putin forged his Russian heartland

22 Mar

Any number of journalists are now scouring the American heartland to find out what they missed in the run-up to the US presidential election. For more than 20 years I’ve done the same in Russia to try to understand the political aftershocks of the Soviet Union’s collapse. I was convinced, as a reporter there on and off from the 1970s, that Moscow was not Russia.

Source: A thousand miles from Moscow: how Putin forged his Russian heartland | Anne Garrels | Opinion | The Guardian

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