Photo Gallery: Understanding Putin
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Photo Gallery: Understanding Putin

Dancing with the Bear Merkel Seeks a Hardline on Putin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has spent many years trying to understand Russian President Vladimir Putin. But even she didn't expect him to annex Crimea. Now, she and her European counterparts are struggling to come up with a response.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Charles Hawley