What to Expect from Putin’s Fourth Term

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  • And will he begin to groom a successor?

Moscow was the scene of two elaborate celebrations this week.

  • Angela Stent
  • The National Interest

On May 7, Vladimir Putin took the oath of office in the Kremlin for his fourth term as president, describing Russia as a “country of magnificent victories and accomplishments” and vowing to “do everything to build up Russia’s might, prosperity and glory.”

Sax 1aOn May 9, Russia commemorated the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War with a massive military parade that showcased the latest hypersonic missiles, tanks and drones.

Putin warned in…

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