Vladimir Putin's last stand: the sources of Russia's Ukraine policy

  title={Vladimir Putin's last stand: the sources of Russia's Ukraine policy},
  author={Andrei P. Tsygankov},
  journal={Post-Soviet Affairs},
  pages={279 - 303}
  • A. Tsygankov
  • Published 4 February 2015
  • Political Science
  • Post-Soviet Affairs
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