Putin: Paranoid about a popular uprising but in praise of Peter the Great
The Russian president opens up about his thoughts on ‘Donald’, the US, China, Syria, globalisation, Biblical values and, his bête noire, liberalism
Moscow — Just before midnight, Vladimir Putin perks up at the mention of the word “risk”. It encapsulates the man and his 20 years in power.
Latterly, Russia has embarked on a growing number of foreign policy gambles, from the military intervention in Syria, the annexation of Crimea and the attempted meddling in the US presidential election. Is his appetite for risk increasing with each passing year?