China winning from Russia-Ukraine crisis – beyondbrics – Blogs – FT.com

Stamp Josef Stalin

Stamp Josef Stalin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent article from the FT. Check it out!

via China winning from Russia-Ukraine crisis – beyondbrics – Blogs – FT.com.

China it seems is benefiting enormously as Russia gambles and risks permanent damage to her economy. For Putin, foreign adventures are taking the Russian people from thinking about increasing hardship under his leadership.

Is Putin looking to Josef Stalin’s record and considering a more risky and dangerous strategy?

Putin calls for negotiations on statehood for southeast Ukraine – FT.com

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English: Official portrait of Vladimir Putin Suomi: Vladimir Putinin virallinen muotokuva Français : Portrait officiel de Vladimir Poutine Magyar: Hivatalos portré Vlagyimir Vlagyimirovics Putyin Italiano: Foto ufficiale di Vladimir Putin 日本語: ウラジーミル・プーチンの公式写真 ‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Offisielt porttrettfoto av Vladimir Putin Nederlands: Staatsieportret van Vladimir Poetin ‪Norsk (nynorsk)‬: Offisielt portrettbilete av Vladimir Putin Polski: Oficjalny portret Władimira Putina 中文: 弗拉基米爾·普京的官方肖像 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

See Putin declare  his goal in this brilliant FT article. Check it out!

via Putin calls for negotiations on statehood for southeast Ukraine – FT.com.

Don’t you think that NATO and Western sanctions are behind the curve in Ukraine?

Thoughts?