Bordering on War

For Putin, the Russian jet is the third downed plane to warn of the unintended consequences of armed intervention in a little more than a year.

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The Baddest Town in Russia

I ask my driver about the “bandits” who hide out in the mountains and attack the police. “The bandits are in Moscow,” he replies. “The boys in the woods are just regular guys. They don’t touch us. They’re against Russia.”

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