He is the most talked about man on the world stage today, and perhaps the most embattled too.
by Andrew McKillop, 21st Century Wire:
He could be seen at the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi – with his buttoned-down black overcoat and fur collar, looking the part of the Russian Bear. A modern enigma if there ever was one, a strong leader for an emerging super-power. And this is exactly where the legend ends, and real politik begins…
The Would-Be Empire
Bookies and analysts will all tell you that Vladimir Putin’s presidency is likely to end soon. Putin himself has several times given hints that he is not interested in another term.
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