His targets are not just economic liberalism but also political liberalism, a system based on the rights of individuals and civil society
Vladimir Putin arrived at the G20 in Osaka, Japan, as the victor of an ideological world war. This was in part due to the Russian president’s distance from his home country: for a few hours he was able to separate himself from Russia’s social and economic problems, which he has not successfully resolved, and to forget the people who have lost trust in him.
Putin took advantage of his presence among world leaders to assume his favoured role: …read more
Source: New Statesman