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Published in TZ Latest News 15 June, 2014 by The TZ Newswire Staff

Why the ‘Oil Curse’ Can’t Hurt Bare-Chested Putin

The theory is that Russia’s dependence on oil and natural gas will lead, as it often does in similar circumstances, to the eventual collapse of the government. Yet this belief ignores something basic about Russia and its people that could keep Putin in power and lead to more of the aggressive foreign policy that we have seen this year with regard to Ukraine.

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