Let’s be Honest, Putin was Winning
The Hard Truth
Now, before you comment about Russia’s troop fatalities, economic losses, political dissent, and so forth, notice that I didn’t title this article “Let’s be Honest, Russia is Winning.”
It’s clear that Russia is losing. Its international reputation is destroyed; its economy has shrunk; and countless protests have targeted military supplies in Russia making them obsolete.
But Putin doesn’t care about the economy. He never did. From conversations I’ve had with economists who have sat down with Putin…