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How Biden Can Achieve a Russian Restoration

Volcanic protests erupted across Russia in the first weekend of Joe Biden’s presidency, adding the challenge of Putinism under duress to the more familiar challenge of dealing with Vladimir Putin’s Russia. As The Washington Post reported, more than 3,000 people were arrested in the demonstrations. Well beyond Moscow and Saint Petersburg, protesters turned out “in a massive show of defiance” to call for opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s release from state custody.These protests symbolize the beginning of a new era, in which the Biden administration is poised between 2021’s brave new world and the hoped-for restoration of relationships, international configurations, and …read more

Source:: The New Republic