Putin’s True Colors

A Boston Globe staff editorial condemns yet another poor decision by Vladimir Putin:

A harsh law on nongovernmental organizations that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin coterie are pushing through a docile Duma shows Putin’s true colors. This is the move of an antidemocratic ruler acting on the paranoid belief of his security services that foreign human rights, educational, and medical organizations are disguised tools of Western intelligence agencies plotting to orchestrate a popular uprising in Russia like those that toppled corrupt regimes in Georgia and Ukraine…

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