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Stalin or Hitler? Who will Putin copy when sanctions really start to bite hard?

He has to con Russians into enduring economic hardship for his sake. Of the two routes he can take, one is more likely

28 April 2022 - 20:50 By Leonid Bershidsky

Two months after Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine, it’s clear there will be no quick return to any kind of normalcy for Russia, and particularly of the economic kind. With no negotiated end to the war in sight, Russia is set for a protracted period of living under tough Western sanctions and thus under enforced autarky. ..

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