NEWSWATCH: “What to Expect From Putin and a Resurgent Russia” – AP

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“… [Putin’s] domestic opponents are largely resigned to another six years in the shadows. …. Even widespread voting violations are unlikely to dent Putin’s armor. … accusations that he meddled in the U.S. election and sponsored a nerve agent attack in Britain have only bolstered his standing at home. Here’s a look at what to expect … NEW COLD WAR? … SYRIA AND THE EXTREMIST THREAT … RUSSIA’S NEIGHBORS … Putin is frustrated at the resulting U.S. and EU sanctions but appears unwilling to make concessions …. FELLOW RUSSIANS … Putin has convinced Russian voters that drastic change is dangerous … HIS OWN FUTURE The biggest question for Russians over the next six years is what happens after that. … members of Putin’s inner circle will be jockeying for position for the day when he is no longer in the picture. …”

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