Patient and Confident, Putin Shifts Out of Wartime Crisis Mode

Cloistered and spouting grievances at the start of the war on Ukraine, the Russian leader now appears publicly, projecting the aura of a calm, paternalistic leader shielding his people from the dangers of the world.

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Putin Compares Himself to Peter the Great, the Famous Czar 

Vladimir Putin likened his goals in Ukraine to the conquests of Peter the Great.

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