23 March 2015
John LoughAssociate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme
Vladimir Putin’s messages to his domestic and foreign audiences are escalating tensions with Western countries and forcing him to up the stakes for fear of appearing weak at home.
Vladimir Putin attends a rally in Moscow on 18 March, marking the one-year anniversary of the annexation of Crimea. Photo by Anastasiya Karagodina/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, faces a formidable communications challenge because of the need to maintain domestic support for his actions in Ukraine – both among the elite and in society at …read more
Source: Chatham House