The president says he’ll stand again. But as the fall of the Soviet Union showed, the unexpected can happen

Vladimir Putin has announced he will be running for re-election next March. He has no serious challengers. Another six-year term lies ahead. None of this is a surprise, but it raises the question of where Russia is heading, and how to deal with it.

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