Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Emilian Kavalski
Opinion

Opinion

Emilian Kavalski and Nicholas Ross Smith

Putin’s reforms may be more about legacy building than power grabbing as he looks at retirement, Deng Xiaoping-style

  • After 20 years, Putin may be looking to protect his legacy by negotiating a controlled power handover in Russia, retiring from day-to-day administration while keeping a firm hand on policy direction as Russia’s father figure – much as China’s Deng Xiaoping did

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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