A tear for Russia
Who knows what explains the teardrop that streaked down Vladimir Putin’s cheek as he announced his victory in Sunday’s presidential election? The Russian strongman blamed the wind. We’d like to think Mr. Putin was contemplating what he now faces as president of a country that cannot afford the promises he made, that cannot function under the voraciously corrupt bureaucracy he has nurtured and that cannot satisfy the rising middle class that has decisively turned against him.
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