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Here’s how Biden can handle Putin

by Amelie Theussen, University of Southern Denmark and Dominika Kunertova, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ZurichWhen Vladimir Putin faced the world’s media recently for his annual end-of-year press conference, he was characteristically aggressive. Asked by a BBC journalist whether, as Russia’s president for 20 years, he accepted any responsibility for the current “woeful state of relations” between his country and the west or whether the Russian authorities were “always white and fluffy” (a Russian expression for squeaky clean), he was scathing in his reply:
About us being “white and fluffy”. In comparison with you, yes we are … We heard you …read more

Source:: AlterNet