31 Mar 2015

Putin: The morally depraved degradation of a strong state leader

Michael Emerson

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In a new CEPS Commentary, Michael Emerson calls for an end to diplomatic euphemisms in describing Putin’s tragic degradation of Russia, its political regime and society. The assassination of Boris Nemtsov on February 27th signals one more step down this path.

Michael Emerson is Associate Senior Research Fellow at CEPS and former EU Ambassador to Moscow. This commentary is published simultaneously as an editorial in the April 2015 issue of the European Neighbourhood Watch newsletter.