Few things illustrate the pettiness of VladimirPutin’s regime as clearly as its treatment of political prisoners
@nytimes Editorial Board: Putin should understand that letting Mr. Navalny now perish in a labor camp would solidly confirm him as a “killer”. @navalny shld never have been jailed. Now he’s dying & being denied proper medical care. #FreeNavalny
To understand the GRU's reckless actions you have to put yourself in the minds of Putin and his hardline colleagues. They believe they are fighting a never-ending covert war with the hated 'west' in which diversionary actions of this kind - murder, sabotage, poison- are justified
'Overt pressure on Belarus would risk turning a population well disposed towards Russia against it. It would therefore be a mistake for Lukashenko, Putin or anyone else to mistake the decline in protests for a return to stability.' Read more:
Navalny's life is Putin's 'personal' responsibility, say Russian politicians
Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?