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The Revival of Russia's Military Power

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The Revival of Russia's Military Power

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In recent weeks, Russian president Vladimir Putin has taken several actions indicating that the country plans to reclaim its position as a military power on a global scale. Russian bombers are back on long range patrols, and a submarine crew recently planted a Russian flag on the seabed beneath the North Pole.

Michael McFaul, co-author, Between Dictatorship and Democracy: Russian Postcommunist Political Reform; Russia scholar at Stanford University