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Review: Putting a face on the Kremlin’s autocrat

March 23, 2012

In a book that is both thoroughly reported and unashamedly militant, Masha Gessen throws unforgiving light on the mysteries, omissions and lies at the core of the Vladimir Putin story.

Navalny verdict shows Russia unsafe for business

July 18, 2013

The opposition leader was sentenced to five years in jail after a staged trial for graft. This is the most brazen example of Putin’s clampdown on all opponents. The Kremlin leader is clearly deaf to the need for reform. Investors should ponder - and start mapping exit routes.