Monday, April 02, 2018

RUSSIA - Limits of Putin's Control

"Feud with the West bolsters Putin’s image, as tragic Siberian fire shows limits of his control" PBS NewsHour 3/30/2018


SUMMARY:  American diplomats packed up at the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg on Friday, another escalation in the current diplomatic crisis making Russia-U.S. relations more cloudy and dangerous than any point since the Cold War.  But while international tensions may strengthen President Vladimir Putin, Russia is also facing an internal crisis after a fire engulfed a shopping center.  Nick Schifrin reports.

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