Starting with the annexation of Crimea in March this year, and most recently a mobilization of troops surrounding the Ukraine border, Russia, and its enigmatic leader Vladimir Putin, have been of abundant concern on the global radar. But what exactly does Putin stand to gain through his recent moves? Let’s take a look at the facts.
Photo of NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen courtesy of DVIDSHUB via Flickr.
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