The man that shaped 2013

News   •   Dec 20, 2013 05:34 GMT

This has undoubtedly been Putin's year. If we look back, a few highlights stand out: the NSA scandal that shredded the US' reputation as the paladin of the civil rights; preventing the escalation of civil war in Syria; the deal brokered on Iranian nuclear ambitions; and the Ukraine opting to follow the Kremlin's sirens over the calls of Brussels.
In every of the aforementioned events, Russia - or moreover Putin - played a major role, given the autocratic nature of power in Russia. So evident is the latter feature, that – as said – the title most commonly following is name is that of Tzar, a definition used and abused, originating in the analogies between the current President and the Tzars in the internal consensus building process.

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