Photo Gallery: A Patriarch for Russia
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Photo Gallery: A Patriarch for Russia

Father Figure Putin Strives to Become Russia's Über-Patriot

Exactly one year ago, Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin following a brief hiatus. Since then, he has markedly reduced protest freedoms, undermined the judiciary and presented himself as a patriotic man of the people. He wants to free himself of his party and parliament.
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen
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