Grigory Ryzhakov – Russian Writer


The Crimea of Discord. Reading Putin’s Mind


The Black Sea area over the Crimean flag

While the whole world is waiting for Putin’s next move in Ukraine, I’m contemplating about his motivations.

After enjoying the diplomatic success and outplaying the White House in Syria and triumphantly hosting the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Putin was at the height of his popularity in Russia and probably outside Russia too.… Read the rest