13 January 2020

Russia’s economy may be tanking, but Putin’s pipeline politics have led to victory


Open this photo in gallery Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony inaugurating the TurkStream pipeline on Jan. 8, 2020. Alexei Druzhinin/The Associated Press Nina Khrushcheva is a professor of International Affairs at The New School in New York. She is the co-author of In Putin’s Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia’s Eleven Time Zones . Over the past year, predictions of serious struggles for Russian President Vladimir Putin – or even his political demise [...]