JRL NEWSWATCH: “In Russia, tough new laws and stepped-up defiance abroad mark Putin’s shift toward unfettered control” – Washington Post/ Robyn Dixon

File Photo of Vladimir Putin at Podium with United Russia Logo, Gesturing

“As the Kremlin awaits what it fears will be a hostile Biden presidency, President Vladimir Putin is shifting course on two fronts — accelerating a drive to full-blown authoritarian control at home and escalating his defiant rhetoric against the West ….”

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